Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has this afternoon opened up on his struggles for game-time, admitting that, though he's turning into more and more annoyed, he's however ‘ready’ to contribute.
Hit-and-miss debut Liverpool campaign
27-year-old Swiss worldwide Shaqiri made the move to Anfield last summer time from Stoke City, for a charge of £13.5 million.
The previous Bayern Munich man was brought in to add depth to Liverpool’s front-line, together with his performances over the first-half of the season having prompt one other impressed piece of enterprise on the a part of the Reds’ board.
By the flip of the yr, Shaqiri had already racked up 6 objectives and 3 assists across all competitions, together with a match-winning brace after being launched off the bench versus Manchester United in December.
The second-half of the marketing campaign, though, proved a unique story.
Amid a dip in type, the gifted left-footer struggled for game-time, with Shaqiri having failed to seek out the web as soon as because the turn of the yr.
‘In fact I’m dissatisfied’
And the opening months of the new season haven't proven a lot kinder to the Swiss star.
So far, Shaqiri has managed just 3 appearances throughout all competitions, for a paltry complete of 14 minutes on the pitch.
As such, speaking in an interview with Schweizer Illustrierte earlier as we speak, the 27-year-old was inevitably questioned on his current struggles for game-time.
And Shaqiri was not shy in admitting to being ‘dissatisfied’ together with his position:
‘In fact I’m dissatisfied that I do not play more typically.’
‘If that isn't the reaction of a pro, he’s in the incorrect job. He (Klopp) can't personally talk about the position of each player. That’s normal.’
‘We have now an enormous, gifted squad, and lots of have to wait for their probability.’
Considerably, though, the former Bayern Munich man added:
‘I've never had an issue with the coach. He is aware of that I am prepared.’