Shakiri, from the Basel Youth Academy, started playing for the first team at the age of 18 and moved to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in the summer of 2012. Salah scored two goals in a warm-up match between Egyptian U23 and Basel in March 2012, so he was invited by Basel for a trial and signed for Basel in June 2012. At that time, Salah and Shakiri trained together in Basel, also known as Shakiris successor.
When playing in Basel, Shakiri was the most popular star in the team. He helped the team win the Swiss League championship in succession. He won the title of Swiss Football Master in 2010-11 season and 2011-12 season. In 2012, Salah was only a little famous player in Egypt. In order to land in European football, he had to accept the test of Basel. They are not at the same level, Shakiri can also play Salah with his excellent footwork skills in training.
But Shakiri has proved his ability in a limited amount of time, especially if he wins a double red that will make him a hero for Liverpool. Shakiri revealed, The game had a great impact, and at the Christmas party that followed, it seemed that everyone said to me,Thank you, youre already a legend! Its great to hear that. Im really happy. But the game was only three points. Now Im looking forward to the next game on Friday. Liverpool will face Wolves away in this Premier League round, and Shakiri, in excellent form, is expected to get a start.