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Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri has again been speaking about his frustration at not seeing much game time at Anfield.

The Liverpool midfielder has only made 4 late substitute appearances so far this season although boss Jürgen Klopp recently suggested he would be called upon more as the season progresses.

Despite watching on from the bench, Shaqiri, who recently made himself unavailable for international duty with Switzerland for their last 2 games to focus on his club football, doesn’t appear to be looking for a move.

The fan favourite said: “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. 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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When asked about Shaqiri’s lack of action recently, Klopp said: “In training, Shaq doesn’t have to improve in any way if he can keep the level he is doing at the moment. It’s not about that.

“Of course he can improve, everybody can improve, but he doesn’t have to show anything special. And we will need him. He knows that 100%.

“Is he the happiest player in the squad at the moment? I don’t think so. Can I see that on the training pitch? No.

“He is in a good mood and training hard, doing what he has to do and is ready for the moment when he has to help the team on the pitch.”

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