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Injury update: Liverpool star out for a while as he continues recovery from calf injury

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Xherdan Shaqiri recovering in Switzerland after calf injury

Xherdan Shaqiri hasn’t featured much for Liverpool this season due to injury.

The Swiss winger picked up a calf problem before our Carabao Cup clash against MK Dons (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Shaqiri could have been used in the game against Manchester United, but the Liverpool Echo claims he is some way from fitness.

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri is finding minutes hard to come at Liverpool

The 28-year-old spoke to the Swiss press recently and claimed he was undergoing treatment in Basel. The ‘Alpine Messi’ was speaking on Roger Federer playing in an Indoor tournament in Basel (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“I’m from Basel as well, so I always visit my family here. I am a little stunted at the moment. Since I can do a part of my therapy here in Basel and now I was just enough to be able to watch the Federer game. ”

The last time Shaqiri featured for us was in the opening Champions League game against Napoli. The Swiss star picked up an injury prior to pre-season and we need him back sooner than later.

Liverpool’s bite missing at Old Trafford

Mohamed Salah couldn’t feature against Manchester United on Sunday, and our attack lacked some bite at Old Trafford. Starting Divock Origi on the left didn’t work out and we were saved via Adam Lallana’s late goal.

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana scores his first goal of the season against Manchester United

Shaqiri could have started on the right against the Red Devils, and this shows how much we need the Swiss star. He might not be on the same levels as our front three, but the Swiss attacker has a lot of quality and can trouble most defences on his day.

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Hopefully, he doesn’t miss too many games and we can recall Salah back into the team after he missed the United clash.

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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