Xherdan Shaqiri looking forward to impressing for Liverpool next season

25 Oct 2020

Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has said that he is looking forward to the forthcoming campaign. The attacker experienced a difficult 2019/2020 season with the Merseyside outfit and he made only 11 appearances across all competitions. He spent much of the second half of the campaign on the sidelines with a calf injury and managed only eight minutes of playing time in the Premier League.

Owing to this, there has been the speculation that he could head for the exit door, but Shaqiri appears determined to prove his worth to the Merseyside outfit next term, he told the club’s official website: “Always if you are injured or if you are not playing, you're frustrated. But I'm looking forward to this season and trying to help the team all the time, so I have the chance to play like the first season. As a team, I just want us to achieve a lot of things. I think we have a lot of good players in our team, everyone can play and we try to make it very difficult for the coach as always.

I'm trying to give my best too and to help the team to win games, titles - that's the most important thing for me.”
The Reds have not made any additions to the attack this summer and manager Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that the club are experiencing the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, it appears that the attacking options may remain unchanged for next term and there is a high probability that Shaqiri will stay put with the club.
Still, it remains to be seen whether he can earn regular gametime. Klopp has stuck with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the regular wingers and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have provided the back-up off the bench. However, Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a knee injury which could keep him out for a while and that could benefit Shaqiri.