Xherdan Shaqiri admits he’s ‘dissatisfied’ with lack of playing time at Liverpool

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Xherdan Shaqiri has only made substitute appearances for Liverpool this season
has solely made substitute appearances for Liverpool this season (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted he’s been left ‘dissatisfied’ with a lack of game-time below Jurgen Klopp this time period.

Shaqiri is but to make a single begin within the Premier League this season and has been restricted to 2 substitute appearances in opposition to Burnley and Newcastle.

The 27-year-old winger has been struggling with a calf harm in latest weeks and was not obtainable for Liverpool’s conflict with Leicester City this weekend.

James Milner transformed a controversial last-gasp penalty at Anfield to keep up Liverpool’s 100 per cent report within the English high flight, with eight wins from their opening eight matches.

On his irritating begin to the marketing campaign, Shaqiri instructed Schweizer Illustrierte: ‘Of course I’m dissatisfied that I don’t play extra usually.

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‘If that is not the reaction of a pro, he’s within the improper job. He (Klopp) can’t personally focus on the function of every participant, that’s regular.

‘We have a giant, proficient squad, and lots of have to attend for his or her likelihood.

‘I have never had a problem with the coach. He knows that I am ready.’

Despite his latest struggles, Shaqiri insists he’s by no means regretted the transfer he made out of Stoke to Merseyside and nonetheless sees himself as a ‘leader’ within the Liverpool dressing room.

‘Not for a second have I regretted the move to Liverpool,’ the Switzerland worldwide added.

‘Many wrote me off in Stoke, however who can declare to have switched instantly from a relegated aspect to a Champions League winner?

Shaqiri has been struggling with a calf problem
Shaqiri has been struggling with a calf drawback (Picture: Getty)

‘I used to be within the beginning XI within the return leg of the Champions League semi-final in opposition to Barcelona , ​​which is able to go down in membership historical past.

‘And as a result of of my two targets to defeat eternal rival Manchester United , they nonetheless usually name me a legend.

‘Apart from the fact that I would like to play more, I’m comfortable in Liverpool. I’ve a sure standing within the workforce as a result of I’m one of the extra skilled gamers. I feel I’m one of the leaders.’

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