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Dissatisfied Xherdan Shaqiri in boastful mood at Liverpool

Date published: Tuesday 8th October 2019 12:19

Xherdan Shaqiri has boasted about his transfer to Liverpool after claiming he was written off at Stoke and says he’s a “leader” at Anfield.

The 27-year-old winger moved from relegated Stoke to Liverpool in the summer of 2018 after the Reds triggered his £13million release clause – a move which Shaqiri points out does not happen often.

The Swiss wide man has also boasted about his inclusion in the Liverpool side which famously roared to a 4-0 second-leg win over Barecelona in the Champions League at Anfield.

He has been struggling with a calf injury in recent weeks and was not available for Liverpool’s win over Leicester City.

Shaqiri though accepts his limited game time is a source of frustration, with just 14 minutes of action under his belt in the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Shaqiri told Schweizer Illustrierte: “Of course I’m dissatisfied that I do not play more often.

“If that is not the reaction of a pro, he’s in the wrong job. He (Klopp) cannot personally discuss the role of each player, that’s normal.

“We have a big, talented squad, and many have to wait for their chance. I have never had a problem with the coach. He knows that I am ready.




Despite his recent struggles, Shaqiri insists he’s never regretted the move he made from Stoke to Merseyside and still sees himself as a ‘leader’ in the Liverpool dressing room.

“Not for a second have I regretted the move to Liverpool,” Shaqiri added. “Many wrote me off in Stoke, but who can claim to have switched directly from a relegated side to a Champions League winner?



“I was in the starting XI in the return leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, ​​which will go down in club history. And because of my two goals to defeat everlasting rival Manchester United , they still often call me a legend.

“Apart from the fact that I would like to play more, I’m happy in Liverpool. I have a certain status in the team because I am one of the more experienced players. I think I’m one of the leaders.”




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