Shaqiri reveals disappointment at Liverpool role and target for season

Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted to being “downbeat” over his lack of gametime at Liverpool.

The Switzerland international played a limited role in his first season at Anfield, but stayed put over the summer despite rumoured interest from the likes of Monaco.

Shaqiri is yet to start a game for Liverpool this season, with Jurgen Klopp admitting before the transfer window closed that he was “not the happiest player”.

The midfielder was restricted to the bench again for Liverpool’s loss to Napoli on Tuesday night, coming on as a substitute in the 87th minute.

Speaking before that game, Shaqiri told Teleclub (via The Mirror): “It is not easy for me, of course I am a little downbeat.

“You have to be able to handle that and you have to accept it, I was always still in the squad.

“You cannot ask the coach to play every match.

“I feel very comfortable here. We have a great coach, a great club. There’s a family feel.

“I hope we can bring the Premier League back to Liverpool after 30 years.”


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