HowLiverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Stoke defender's display
Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren picked up hamstring injuries, and face a spell on the sidelines.
Lovren's injury places a real strain on the club's defensive options, with midfielder Lucas Leiva having to fill in at the back during the 1-0 win.
Fortunately for the Reds, the transfer window is open, and they can help themselves by strengthening.
Shawcross has been capped by England and has been one of the Premier League's most consistent defenders over the past few seasons.
The centre-back made one last man saving tackle and won three aerial duels, completing 89 per cent of his passes. If it had not been for his impact at the back, Stoke could have lost by a higher margin.
Here is a look at the surprising comments from Liverpool fans who want to see Shawcross at the club...
Sign Shawcross . He's better than all our centre backs https://t.co/mToLpIUvCK— Rex Banner (@MacGyver_SG1) January 5, 2016
I would sign up shawcross— Paul gibson (@Paulgibson19) January 5, 2016
Liverpool could do a lot worse than sign shawcross does what he is meant to as a centreback— mike birkett (@bergles14) January 5, 2016
I'd love a Ryan Shawcross or a Scott Dann in Liverpool's defence, missing that type of player.— Harry Spillane (@HarrySpillane) January 5, 2016
Tackle that from Shawcross. I'd have him at Liverpool in a shot.— elgayo (@elgayo_ffl) January 5, 2016
Love to see bojan and shawcross at Liverpool— Callum Edwards (@Kev_LFC1993) January 5, 2016
LFC Joshh (@LFCJoshhh) January 5, 2016