The Swiss star believes his new side need to adopt that hunger if they are to end their 28-year wait to become champions again. Liverpool is a big, big team.
"I thought then, 'Imagine if they win this.' I was turning up at Anfield three hours early because I couldn't get into the ground otherwise".
He added: "As a United fan, I am very concerned about them". That's the most important thing now and it has to be our goal - to win titles. This football I knew before, so it was not a surprise for me. So for me, I knew what it would be like'. So [the size of the club] was not a surprise for me.
"Of course it's a big change from Stoke to Liverpool". But I know how to be in a big team, because I played at Bayern Munich and I played at Inter Milan.
Even accounting for the lingering feel-good factor around global football following this summer's World Cup, the return of the Premier League this weekend will be greeted with open arms - particularly when it kicks off with a top-four showdown between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
And Shaqiri has admitted there are times when the manager wants more from the squad, even if they just won a game.
The 26-year-old is yet to make his first start in the Premier League for Jurgen Klopp's men this season, but he has come off the bench in the victories against West Ham United and Leicester City. He plays more centrally for Switzerland, so maybe that's something going forward for Liverpool also. So that's a plus for them.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Tuesday night, Carragher said: "I think it's a brilliant buy for Liverpool". So we know that they have a big, talented team.
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