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Liverpool star admits he’s a “little downbeat” due to lack of game time under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted that he’s a “little downbeat” following an extended period on the sidelines under Jurgen Klopp.

Shaqiri played the role of back-up for the Reds last term, with the Swiss international often coming off the bench during games when Klopp was looking to add to his side’s attacking threat.

The same can’t be said for this season though, as the former Bayern Munich and Stoke City man has played just 22 minutes for the Merseyside club in all competitions this term, something the forward clearly isn’t happy about if his words are anything to go off.

As per Teleclub, via the Mirror, when speaking about his current game time situation recently, Shaqiri stated “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, I was always still in the squad. You cannot ask the coach to play every match.”

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Shaqiri has opened up on his opinions about being benched for LFC this season

So far this year, it seems like Divock Origi is ahead of the Swiss forward in the pecking order at Anfield, something that means Shaqiri could continue to struggle for game time as the season goes on.

Given his words here, we wouldn’t be too surprised of Shaqiri ended up leaving the club in one way or another during the January window should his situation regarding first team minutes not improve…

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