Liverpool is right to give up on failed Xherdan Shaqiri project

Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) /

It might be hard to believe, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is only human. Some things work out for him, and others don’t…

It takes a great manager to understand and be realistic when things aren’t going right. This is exactly what Jurgen Klopp is experiencing with Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss international simply isn’t at the same level as his fellow European champions.

It’s a shame to see because Shaqiri was granted all the hype in the world when he was a Stoke player and he made the move. Perhaps this is partly the reason why he failed to make a name for himself at Anfield. However, it is majorly down to his inability to keep fit since he is always on the treatment table.

Even the likes of Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are not starting every week, have managed to make an impact under Jurgen Klopp. This only makes Shaqiri’s situation look worse.

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This is why it’s good to see that Jurgen Klopp is being realistic. According to talkSPORT, Liverpool is prepared to sell Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window, should it go ahead. It’s thought that the La Liga side Sevilla is showing an interest in Shaqiri.

Many will be quick to argue that Shaqiri is in the prime stages of his career and he shouldn’t be judged for his injuries. This is a fair comment since whenever he has played, he has been pretty good. However, my argument is that he hasn’t done enough, if anything at all, to prove to Klopp he is able to stay fit.

Klopp is very diligent with his transfer business and he only brings in players he feels will benefit the club, not only in the short-term but in the long-term. That said, if there is a player in the market he feels can successfully take the spot of Shaqiri, then he has every right to do so and it’s positive to see.

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