Shaqiri admits he’s having a ‘hard time’ at Liverpool


Xherdan Shaqiri admits that the knew life would be difficult at Anfield after joining Liverpool from Stoke City in the summer.

But the Swiss winger says he’s more than happy at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, despite the lack of playing time.

Shaqiri joined the Reds in a £13m deal after Liverpool triggered the release clause in his Stoke City contract, to provide competition for Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in Klopp’s attack.

And while games have been few and f ar between for the former Bayern Munich attacker, he says Klopp has no need to “keep him happy”.


He told Swiss newspaper Aargauer Zeitung (via Sports Witness ): “You don’t have to keep me happy! The process has worked well for me so far. Sure, every professional wants to play. I do too, but there are still a lot of games to come.

“On top of that, you just need to look and acknowledge what has been done at Liverpool recently. A lot of people did a good job.

“That’s why everything hasn’t been turned upside down overnight. What is happening is exactly what I expected. I decided to move to Liverpool fully aware that I would have a harder time in a club of this standing than, for example, other clubs that tried to help me.”

Shaqiri has made four appearances for the Reds this season, but has started just two games. The 27-year-old made quite the impression in his first start for the club, creating the opening goal before hitting the bar with a free-kick. He was then substituted at half-time by Klopp.