Shaqiri sends clear message to Klopp over keeping him on the bench

Liverpool’s new attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has sent out a clear message to manager Jurgen Klopp over keeping him out of the starting eleven.

The Reds were lauded by many for their business in the transfer market this summer as several talented players agreed to move to the club.

Shaqiri’s transfer from Stoke City was one of the shrewd deals as he came in as a man who can add more flair to the Liverpool attack.

The Switzerland international has not been receiving too many minutes from Klopp so far though, and Shaqiri, who is yet to make his first Premier League start, has sent out a message of intent to the manager.

“The manager has brought a few players in this summer with very good quality who are going to help a lot,” he told Saturday’s matchday programme.

“This team needed a little competition in various positions because that makes you better and makes you stronger so I am looking forward to the season and we have started very well.

“I believe that I can play every position along the front line and the coach knows that.

“I played every position in the friendlies: I played as a nine, I played as a 10 and I’ve played as a winger, although with the coach you don’t really have wingers as you change positions every time with one player going inside and another player going out.

“That’s really good and I like the football the way the coach plays. It is perfect football for me too.”