Despite winning the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool, it’s fair to say that Xherdan Shaqiri didn’t have the best of times with the club.
The midfielder was only ever a backup option for Jurgen Klopp, and while he largely accepted the situation, he was always going to want out of it before too long.
That happened this summer, with him completing a £5.4m move to Lyon in search of the regular game time that eluded him at Anfield.
He’s yet to really find that, but the signs have been postive early on, with an assist on his debut earning him positive reviews.
Tagblatt cover the Switzerland star today and label him a ‘phenomenon’ as he quickly earns the love in France.
They say that while only a few weeks have passed since his move from Liverpool, he is already on his way to ‘conquering the hearts of the fans’ at Lyon.
That was recently illustrated on his debut with Strasbourg, where fans chanted his name, earning a thumbs up from the player and causing the chants to ‘really take off’.
A few seconds later, he registered his first assist for the club, something which ended up ‘causing ecstasy’ in the stands.
It’s early days, of course, but it seems things are going well for the 29-year-old, but it seems the move from Liverpool is panning out well so far.