The two Liverpool players still have more to offer according to their manager.
Jurgen Klopp suggested that Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have been important parts of the Liverpool team this season, although he did argue that they have still not been at the top of their game, as quoted by the club’s official website.
The Brazil and Switzerland internationals both joined the Reds in the summer from Monaco and Stoke City respectively, and out of the two, Fabinho has made more of an impact.
Shaqiri hasn’t been given many chances to shine at Anfield, whist Fabinho has now established himself as a regular starter for Liverpool.
And Klopp suggested that neither player has yet reached their peak, as quoted by the club’s official website:
“Players such as Fabinho and Shaqiri are very important parts of the team, too. But then again, they are not at the top of their game, but they’ve made important steps in their development. The journey is not over, not for anyone.”
Fabinho has played 40 games in all competitions for Liverpool this season, chalking up one goal and two assists.
Shaqiri, meanwhile, has racked up six goals and five assists in 30 outings so far this season.
Both players have genuine quality, and Klopp will be hoping that they make further improvements next season, as Liverpool look to end their 29-year what for a top flight title.