Xherdan Shaqiri reveals his World XI featuring three Bayern Munich stars and a tantalising front three… but just two Liverpool team-mates make cut
- Liverpool host Bayern Munich in Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday
- Reds Xherdan Shaqiri spent two-and-and-a-half years at the Bundesliga outfit
- He has selected three of his former team-mates at Bayern in his starting line-up
Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed his World XI ahead of the Reds Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
Shaqiri spent two-and-and-a-half years at the Bundesliga outfit before joining Inter Milan and then Stoke.
The 27-year-old has selected three of his former team-mates at Bayern in his starting line-up, made up of players still playing, for German broadcaster Sport 1 and has included just two players from the current Liverpool side.
Xherdan Shaqiri has named his world XI ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Bayern Munich
The 27-year-old has selected three of his former team-mates at Bayern in line-up
Shaqiri picked Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as his No 1 and his two Reds players are present in the back four.
Andy Robertson has been chosen as the left back with Virgil van Dijk alongside him at centre half.
Van Dijk forms a centre-back pairing with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos with Shaqiri selecting Ramos’ club team-mate Dani Carvajal at right back.
For his midfield three, the Swiss international has picked Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric alongside the Croatia international’s Madrid team-mate Toni Kroos. Bayern’s Thiago completes the trio.
The final player from his former side is striker Robert Lewandowski who forms a tantalising front three with Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Shaqiri found no room for Liverpool’s lethal attacking triumvirate of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Shaqiri included his former Bayern team-mate Thiago (right) in his midfield three