Xherdan Shaqiri has said that he has not been affected by his lack of playing time in Liverpool so far and that he is well prepared for life in Merseyside.

Shaqiri joined Jürgen Klopp in a £ 13m deal this summer from Stokes City, shortly after his success with Switzerland at the World Cup in Russia.

The 26-year-old played a large majority on Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat by England, pointing to a great opportunity to put his side ahead in the first half.

After playing just 27 minutes for two substitutes in Liverpool this season, Shaqiri claimed his finish was a ring-rusty player still looking for the right rhythm.

The former Bayern winger is not affected by his limited opportunities under Klop and expects that he will soon spend more time on the pitch.

"I'm very relaxed because we have a lot of games and every player will have enough games, I think," Shaqiri said, eyeing Liverpool's upcoming Champions League and EFL Cup commitments.

"I already knew the coach," he added when asked if anything had surprised him on arrival at Anfield. "I knew this football before, so it was no surprise to me, of course it's a big change from Stoke to Liverpool, Liverpool is a big, big team.

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"But I know how to play in a big team because I played at Bayern Munich and played at Inter Milan, so I knew what it would be like."

After the end of the international break, Shaqiri's focus changes to the Saturday's meeting with Tottenham Hotspur, the first Liverpool Test against the top six.

The trip to Wembley also begins with a series of national and European encounters for Klopp, with Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Napoli and Manchester City ahead of the October internationals.

Shaqiri has only managed 27 minutes for Liverpool (Getty)

"I think we will have a lot of top games," Shaqiri said. "Good games in the coming weeks and of course I'm looking forward to them, we want to keep our services as they were.

"Liverpool is one of the biggest teams in the world," he added. "They had a very good year last year, unfortunately they did not win a title, but now we're trying to step forward and try to win the title, which is now the most important thing for us to be in. To win titles. "

Asked about the particular threat posed by Tottenham, Shaqiri said Mauricio Pochettino's team had "a lot of dangers" that Liverpool must be warned about.

"They now have a team that has been playing together for many years, which is a plus for them," he added.

"They know each other very well and you can see that on the field, how they work together and we know that they have a big, talented team.

"But we'll go there and try to win the game, we know it's going to be a tough game."

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