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28th Jul 2018

WATCH: Xherdan Shaqiri scores incredible bicycle kick against Manchester United

He's always had this in his locker

Reuben Pinder

He’s always had this in his locker

Manchester United were beaten comprehensively by Liverpool tonight, as Jurgen Klopp’s team came out 4-1 victors thanks to goals from Sadio Mané, Daniel Sturridge, Sheyi Ojo and new signing Xherdan Shaqiri.

Pick of the bunch came from Shaqiri. The Swiss winger, who has just signed for the Reds from Stoke, scored a trademark overhead kick from close range that showed just why Liverpool were keen to sign him.

His athleticism and physical prowess combined with his technical ability make him so dangerous in situations like this. Nobody can execute a bicycle kick quite like he can, as we learned during Euro 2016.

What a goal. What a signing.

It was just a pre-season friendly, and many players were missing, but Liverpool showed tonight why they are so far ahead of United in terms of developing a style of play and a system that allows the whole team to function.

In Mourinho’s side, the same old problems held them back again. But, of course, don’t read too much into pre-season.