€30m-rated Liverpool forward wants to get regular game time
Merseyside club winger Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted he’s been left ‘dissatisfied’ with a lack of game-time under the German tactician this term. Switzerland international is yet to make a single start in the PL this campaign and has been restricted to two substitute appearances with Burnley and Newcastle United.
Xherdan has been struggling with a calf injury in recent weeks and was not available for Reds clash against Leicester City this weekend. James Milner converted a controversial last-gasp penalty at Anfield to maintain Merseyside club 100 per cent record in the English top-flight, with eight wins from their opening eight games.
On his frustrating start to the season, Shaqiri said: ‘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. Jurgen cannot personally discuss the role of each footballer, that’s normal. ‘We have a big, talented team, and many have to wait for their opportunity.
‘I have never had a problem with the manager. Klopp knows that I am ready.’ Amid his recent struggles, Shaqiri insists he’s never regretted the move he made from Stoke to Liverpool and still sees himself as a ‘leader’ in the Merseyside club dressing room.
‘Not for a second have I regretted the move to Liverpool,’ the 27-year-old winger added. ‘I was in the starting XI in the return leg of the Champions League semi-final with Barcelona, which will go down in club history. ‘And because of my two goals to defeat everlasting rival Man United, they still often call me a legend.