Shaqiri on Kostas Tsimikas’ impact at the AXA Training Centre.
The Greek defender joined the Reds last summer and has made only six appearances so far this season.
He and Shaqiri have become close friends and Shaqiri details the impact the former has made as a footballer and a friend.
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Shaqiri told Liverpoolfc.com: “Very good. He is, first of all, a very good character and a very nice guy.
“A happy guy, always laughing every day – this is also very important. He is a good friend of mine; I try to help him any time he needs some help. He’s a funny guy.
“Obviously he didn’t have a lot of games this season but we see his qualities every day in training and how hard he works every day in the gym, after training too. I think this is going to pay off soon.
“I hope he gets his rhythm as soon as possible and he can get some minutes because he’s a very good player and he can be much, much better if he can improve himself also. That’s why he came here.
“I’m looking forward that he’s going to be a very, very important player for the club.”
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