Shaqiri hails Firmino.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino after Arsenal win. (Getty)

Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri heaped praise on Roberto Firmino and believes the Brazilian "fully deserved" the hat-trick against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Firmino hasn’t been in top form in front of goal this season but had a great performance against the Gunners at Anfield as he took his tally to seven in the league on Saturday - in a tie that ended 5-1.

Shaqiri was joyful for Firmino and he hopes for more from the hat-trick hero.

"It was fully deserved. He had a very good game," Shaqiri told the club's official website.

"It's always good to have people who can score in the team, he scored the second one very nicely. He fully deserved to score a hat-trick and I'm happy for him. I hope he can keep going like this.

"It was a top game; obviously Arsenal have their quality and you can see that with the first goal they scored.

"It was a little wake-up call for us, we were straight on after we conceded and scored for 1-1 – that was the big point for us to change the game and to win in the end."

Liverpool are nine points clear at the top and play Manchester City next on Thursday.

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