A number of Liverpool fans are eager to see Xherdan Shaqiri start tonight at Anfield.

In response to a tweet sent out by the Reds, supporters replied in their numbers demanding the Swiss star is given the chance to impress against Arsenal.

Shaqiri has been a bit-part figure at Anfield since joining from Stoke, but would this be a good thing for the Gunners if he were to start the game?

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There’s no doubting that Arsenal wouldn’t mind seeing Shaqiri start the game.

Unless Jurgen Klopp chooses to utilise the player in a deeper midfield role, he would have to be used in the front three, which means one of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino or Mohamed Salah would need to be dropped.

As things stand, there’s no reason to suggest that either of the three players will not be available, but after a busy couple of weeks, could Klopp really rotate in a game of this magnitude?

Such is the threat of Liverpool’s front three, to have just one of them missing will be considered as a major boost to Arsenal.

Between them, the three attackers scored 69 goals in all competitions last season, while also registering 25 assists.

With just six Premier League goals to his name during his short Liverpool career, Shaqiri has been far less profilic and his inclusion would change the dynamic of the hosts’ attack drastically.

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