"If Klopp can't trust a player to a hundred percent, then he makes for me the impression that he'd rather not play. I don't want to say that Xherdan Shaqiri no gifted footballer – because that's what he is. He is brilliant, can make all the difference," said Crouch, the "Irish Independent", as he was raised on his autobiography with the title "I, Robot: How to Be a Footballer 2". In the book, which appeared a few months after the end of career of the striker in the summer of 2019, finds Shaqiri in a few lines of mention. But not only positive.
Crouch criticised his former team-mates at Stoke City: "He is one of the Best I've ever played, but paired with a lot of tactical discipline." The 42-times English national team striker even went so far as to claim that the Swiss had with his Ego-Trips complicit in the descent of the "Potters" in 2018.
Shaqiri caused a resentment in the Team
"There is a fine line between quirky and just have to do what suits you. Of course, you could argue that Shaqiri has made eight goals and seven Assists this season. However, in a team that is relegated. For 85 minutes he made each weekend and the work of all the other more difficult. The resentment in the Team and in the club's leadership grew."
That Shaqiri team can internally take care of Stress, proved to be a waiver of the qualifying with the national team due to a lack of motivation or a lack of appreciation.
In the case of Liverpool, it is not lack of desire, still he is fighting with the "Reds" to use minutes. Against Everton, the Swiss national team on Wednesday for the first time since may in the starting lineup. The 5:2 and he arrived after 17 minutes between the time 2:0. As the Liverpool coach was approached after the game, the fact that Shaqiri haven't played in so long from the beginning, he said: "Really? Sorry, Shaq!" But three days later, sat the 28-Year-old back to the Bank, got the 3:0 victory in Bournemouth, only three minutes expiring at the end of the game.
Shaqiri renewed its commitment
"It was clear from the beginning that we will need over the year, all of our guys," said Klopp, "and he gave me the feeling that we can more often go by." Another change, namely the to another Club in the Winter, for the Swiss, however, not an issue. "Apart from the fact that I would like to play more, I'm happy in Liverpool. I have a certain Status in the Team, because I'm one of the more experienced players," he says of the "Schweizer illustrierte" once. And in The magazine "The Athletic" he renewed his commitment: "This is a special team. And we have yet to achieve a lot."
The next Chance to use of minutes offers Shaqiri in the Champions League. On Tuesday, the Reds are in Salzburg as a guest of the cops. However, a lot of stands for Liverpool on the game, because the move into the quarter-finals is not yet assured.
Created: 10.12.2019, 12:42 PM