Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted that he is feeling the strain of lack of game time under Jurgen Klopp.
The 27-year-old Swiss winger has only made substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, coming on in the second half against Manchester City, Burnley and Newcastle. He has missed out on three PL games and played just three minutes in the Reds’ loss at San Paolo.
Shaqiri refuses to blame Klopp over lack of game time but he admits that he’s been left frustrated in recent weeks.
Shaqiri told Switzerland broadcaster, Teleclub: “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.”
Shaqiri insisted: “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.”
The Liverpool star will be looking forward to play a part this weekend as the Reds travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.