Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has suggested that both Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi are not good enough for Liverpool.

Scholes implied that both Shaqiri and Origi are not good enough to win the Reds another league title.

Scholes said on BT Sport 1 (9:42pm, February 21, 2021): “If they are not doing it, Shaqiri and Origi, are they really good enough to go on and win you leagues and score you important goals when the best players are not quite performing or are injured?”

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

At Anfield Watch, we find it difficult to criticise either Shaqiri or Origi. Both players have contributed to Liverpool’s recent success.

Back in 2019, Shaqiri started for the Reds against Barcelona at Anfield. Liverpool won the second-leg of their semi-final clash against Barcelona 4-0 and progressed to the final.

Origi on the other hand scored the sealer in the 2019 Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur. Origi’s goal late in the second half secured Liverpool the European Cup.

In terms of this season, Shaqiri has scored one goal and registered four assists in all competitions. Origi has found the back of the net just once this season.

However, Shaqiri has only played 680 minutes of football. Origi on the other hand has only played 517 minutes of football.

Neither player has really been given a chance this season, which is why we find Scholes’ comments harsh.

It is hard for a player to have an impact when they are not playing regularly.

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