Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri ‘downbeat’ over lack of game-time under Jurgen Klopp


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

Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri has confessed he’s been left feeling ‘downbeat’ over a lack of playing time under Jurgen Klopp this season.

The 27-year-old winger has only made substitute appearances in the Premier League this term, coming on in the second half against Manchester City, Burnley and Newcastle.

It was a similar story on Tuesday evening as Shaqiri was introduced in the 87th minute of Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat away to Napoli in the Champions League.

Though Shaqiri refuses to blame Klopp for his lack of game-time, the Switzerland international admits he’s been left frustrated in recent weeks.

‘It is not easy for me, of course I am a little downbeat,’ the former Bayern Munich attacker told Teleclub.

‘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.’

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Despite his frustrations, Shaqiri insists he’s happy with life at Liverpool under ‘great coach’ Klopp.

‘I feel very comfortable here,’ he added.

‘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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