now in the hour of Xherdan Shaqiri ? The question is justified, because in front of Liverpool's return leg in the semi-final of the Champions League against FC Barcelona, the Situation has changed for the Swiss abruptly. Trainer Jürgen Klopp has to do without two of its best attackers.
Mohamed Salah drew on Saturday in the Premier League against Newcastle (3:2) a brain concussion. With its 36 League games scored 22 goals, the Egyptians, the internal Skorerliste. In the king class, Salah met with 11 inserts of 4 changes. Also Roberto Firminho falls on Tuesday. The Brazilian, who suffers from a muscle injury, has 12 goals in 34 championship matches, and the same average of goals as Salah with the same number of Games (11) in the Premier class – the third-best shooter of the team. Only Sadio Mané (20 goals in 35 League operations, 4 goals in 11 CL Games) is still in front of him.
On such a convincing hit rates Shaqiri is not coming, because he came to a lot less playing time as the top-striker. In December, the 27-Year-old had been celebrated in Anfield but still. He had met the 3:1 home victory over Manchester United twice. Proud of the winger told then that they would call him a Liverpool legend.
"for us To adjust, if Shaqiri plays"
After the turn of the year, it was quiet to Shaqiri. The 80-times Swiss national player has never been part of the starting lineup and sat often for the entire 90 minutes on the substitutes ' bench. Only in 2 out of 17 League matches, Klopp has 8 continued to him longer than 25 minutes, times it came to inserts shorter Part. In mid-April, he appeared as a substitute against Chelsea (2:0) in injury time for the very last Minute. Last Shaqiri was at home against the bottom club Huddersfield (5:0) 17 minutes, and in Newcastle (2:3) 24 minutes ran.
That Shaqiri was not often used, is due to several reasons. For one, Klopp has his Team in a 4-3-3 Formation, playing. The German sent the Reds since the start of the second round is almost always on the lawn. The Formation fit in with the Swiss, but also to Salah. The Egyptians took a regular place. As Mané and Firminho attack at his side, the Liverpool machinery in addition to boost, omitted Klopp only in exceptional cases, this accurate Trio.
"If we play the System we play normally, then there are only three positions in the midfield, someone has to stay outside," said Klopp in March. "Technically, we need to adapt, if Shaqiri plays," said the 50-Year-old two months ago.
Klopp needs to go beyond the books
on the Other hand, had reported in the spring, Adam Lallana impressive. The midfielder, who had been searching due to injuries a long time to Form, fought his way in Klopp's hierarchy of Shaqiri. "Because of its exceptional training services", announced the Coach to understand. In addition, Klopp in addition to Shaqiri and Lallana, with Captain Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Milner are still other options in the midfield. And the two strikers, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi also have to take a place on the bench.
Now Klopp for the home match against Barça has to rethink his preferred Formation. "Two of the world's best striker, and we have to score four goals," sighed the coach. The Reds had lost the first semi-final game in Barcelona 0:3. Klopp could be ranked Shaqiri, for the first time in the Champions League for Liverpool against a top team in the starting lineup. The Swiss inserts, was in the group stage, twice against Paris Saint-Germain to a Short (5 minutes at home, 13 away) and had only heard once in the starting line-up. The 4:0 home victory against red star belgarde, he was replaced after 68 minutes – and quite aptly-by Lallana replaced.
Klopp is spoilt for choice. Shaqiri has his 6 goals in 23 appearances in the Premier League on the game, minutes will be charged a considerable hit rate. 176 minutes needed per Goal and cracks almost those of Salah (159) and Mané (165). The Swiss is in this Ranking, anyway, better than Firminho (207). This balance is likely to make the Coach the decision easier.
Created: 06.05.2019, 17:38 PM