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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #2480 on: August 28, 2020, 08:08:25 PM »
their was a rumor he was of because having a hair transplant :-X?

I had no idea hair transplants were the reason he was having consistent calf injuries through out the year.


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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #2481 on: August 28, 2020, 08:13:50 PM »
It's not strange when he's been plagued with injuries for the last 12 months.
their was a rumor he had a hair transplant .. so not been seen .. dont know if bullshit or not ?
I had no idea hair transplants were the reason he was having consistent calf injuries through out the year.



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« Reply #2482 on: August 28, 2020, 08:17:48 PM »
not seen him or his hair in ages  8)

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #2483 on: August 28, 2020, 08:24:25 PM »
One of them footballers that has it all for me, a supreme first touch, great vision, underrated ability on the whole

Shame he's never fit

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« Reply #2484 on: August 28, 2020, 08:25:37 PM »
their was a rumor he had a hair transplant .. so not been seen .. dont know if bullshit or not ?

He did have a hair transplant, that's evident. There were other footballers who have had one and didn't miss football because of it. If he did it, he did it whilst he was injured.

His lack of appearances, is his injuries, not his hair transplant.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #2485 on: August 28, 2020, 08:38:14 PM »
Shaqiri picked up a muscle injury in training according to the manager of the Swiss national team (Shaq was due to join them for the upcoming internationals).

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« Reply #2486 on: August 28, 2020, 08:51:49 PM »
You wonder what sort of training they have in Switzerland. Why do they have to break our player?

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #2487 on: August 28, 2020, 09:29:58 PM »
He did have a hair transplant, that's evident. There were other footballers who have had one and didn't miss football because of it. If he did it, he did it whilst he was injured.

His lack of appearances, is his injuries, not his hair transplant.
He might have time off for tress-related reasons
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« Reply #2488 on: August 28, 2020, 09:32:10 PM »
You wonder what sort of training they have in Switzerland. Why do they have to break our player?

Sorry for phrasing that not clear enough the first time: Petkovic, the Swiss manager said that Shaqiri never joined the Swiss team after picking up a muscle injury training with Liverpool.

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« Reply #2489 on: August 28, 2020, 09:48:21 PM »
Talented player but not quick enough to play in the front three and not disciplined enough to play in the middle three. Was amazing in the 4-0 v Barca and brilliant scoring twice against the Mancs.
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« Reply #2490 on: August 28, 2020, 09:52:50 PM »
Talented player but not quick enough to play in the front three and not disciplined enough to play in the middle three. Was amazing in the 4-0 v Barca and brilliant scoring twice against the Mancs.

Thought he was one of the weakest in the 4-0 against Barca, looked lost for long stretches of the game, but the assist to Gini was worth the fee we signed him for alone ;D

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« Reply #2491 on: August 28, 2020, 11:04:26 PM »
Thought he was one of the weakest in the 4-0 against Barca, looked lost for long stretches of the game, but the assist to Gini was worth the fee we signed him for alone ;D

There is damning with faint praise and then there is being one of the weakest players in a 4-0 against Barca.  ;D ;D
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #2492 on: August 29, 2020, 07:50:25 AM »
The biggest problem as I see it, it that he seems to be injured a lot.

Last year I thought it was because the hair transplant needed to heal, but now his hair has made a comeback and established itself on the scene, so maybe he`s actually injured.

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« Reply #2493 on: August 29, 2020, 07:59:47 AM »
Talented player but not quick enough to play in the front three and not disciplined enough to play in the middle three. Was amazing in the 4-0 v Barca and brilliant scoring twice against the Mancs.

We knew that when we signed him. He's done a job as a squad filler. It just shows how high the standard of our squad filler players nowadays, shows how far we have come in recent years.
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« Reply #2494 on: August 29, 2020, 08:53:03 AM »
There is damning with faint praise and then there is being one of the weakest players in a 4-0 against Barca.  ;D ;D

Yeah, I get what you mean, but I still wouldn't go so far as to call his performance there amazing.

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« Reply #2495 on: August 29, 2020, 09:07:52 AM »
Such a shame he's contracted Aurelioitis, because he's a great option to have off the attacking bench, an area where we need depth. He's scored some quality goals over the years.

Does make you wonder though why his persistent muscle injuries weren't flagged by Andreas Kornmeyer (the recipient of Shaq's GIFamous 'hey you' finger point) given he'd worked with him at Bayern. But then again, he played somewhere between 20-30 games a season (for 3 consecutive) during his purgatory in Stoke, so maybe just unlucky. If it was a recurring injury, he'd have had surgical intervention by now.

On the plus side, he's not going anywhere with another injury so hopefully we can finally see him get to play in some capacity over this season, before what looks like an inevitable departure next summer.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #2496 on: August 29, 2020, 10:08:15 AM »
I don’t think Klopp fully trusts Shaqiri even when fit. My season ticket is behind the Liverpool bench and when he plays Klopp spends a decent amount of time shouting at him.

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« Reply #2497 on: August 29, 2020, 10:11:57 AM »
We probably had plans to finesse Origi and Shaqiri into Werner, which would mean we were future-proofing as well as squad reinforcing. Unfortunately, Covid and Shaqiri's peculiar proclivity to injury has kiboshed that one.

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« Reply #2498 on: September 5, 2020, 10:24:07 AM »
Not sure what’s on the cards but I wouldn’t mind seeing a bit of Shaqiri this season.

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« Reply #2499 on: September 5, 2020, 11:32:00 AM »
He's on a similar path to the one Origi has tread through the years - not a starter, always seems to have rumours of an exit circulating but has still delivered some crucial appearances. He's not one to be mouthing off in the press about his lack of games, and whenever he's come in has done well. His brace against United last year, scoring an overhead kick on his debut, scoring in the derby last year, his assist and overall performance against Barca...

Divock's career has been similar - 5 goals in derbies, his goals against Dortmund in the Europa in 2016, the two against Barcelona, scoring the winner in Madrid... all of this without being a regular.

Would really like to see more of Shaqiri next year as he's an entertaining player, and an undoubted talent. Presuming the front 3 remains as it always has, with a midfield 3 of Fabinho & Henderson +1 (No Thiago chat in here please  :-X) then we've got Wijnaldum, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Jones, Shaqiri, Minamino, Origi and Brewster competing for one spot in the team and lets say four places on the bench. It's a nice selection headache to have, but you do struggle to see where the game time comes from.

Hopefully get to see him in the cups at least.
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« Reply #2500 on: September 5, 2020, 12:29:02 PM »
Not sure what’s on the cards but I wouldn’t mind seeing a bit of Shaqiri this season.

same here. might seem a cliche but if he stays fit and stays for the new season might seem like a new signing. ;D

we all know the quality he can bring. and need all the players in this busy season ahead.

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« Reply #2501 on: September 5, 2020, 10:04:10 PM »
same here. might seem a cliche but if he stays fit and stays for the new season might seem like a new signing. ;D

we all know the quality he can bring. and need all the players in this busy season ahead.
Not likely unfortunately.  He has fallen into the same situation as Lallana where he doesn’t make himself available to play enough games.

At least Lallana had a good run of games. Shaq hardly had that to settle into our side. Unless he has an extended period of fitness, I think it is the end of the road for him here.

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« Reply #2502 on: September 5, 2020, 11:49:23 PM »
Not likely unfortunately.  He has fallen into the same situation as Lallana where he doesn’t make himself available to play enough games.

At least Lallana had a good run of games. Shaq hardly had that to settle into our side. Unless he has an extended period of fitness, I think it is the end of the road for him here.
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« Reply #2503 on: September 6, 2020, 12:07:58 AM »
If he stays fit, he can be a really good asset. Especially if we go with a 4-2-3-1 formation. He can play anywhere along the "3" and outside of Sadio, Salah and Firmino I think he is the most able to score or create goals.

Even when he is not playing great, he has that quality to score off a free-kick or long range or put in a great ball. If fit he is a great backup for us.

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« Reply #2504 on: September 6, 2020, 12:13:14 AM »
Just read that he’s only played 8 minutes of football since Boxing Day?
If we are not buying a forward then I would keep Brewster. As much as I like Shaqiri Im not sure you can depend on him. And with what will be a congested season we need as many viable options as possible.
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« Reply #2505 on: September 6, 2020, 06:45:17 AM »
Is he injured? I feel like we don’t even hear about him. Klopp gave an update on Hendos fitness today but nothing about Shaqiri?

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« Reply #2506 on: September 6, 2020, 10:22:43 AM »
Think the Swiss manager said he wasn't being called up due to a slight injury, calf or thigh or similar?
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« Reply #2507 on: September 6, 2020, 02:23:50 PM »
Don't leave us Shaq!
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« Reply #2508 on: September 6, 2020, 03:32:27 PM »
Don't leave us Shaq!

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« Reply #2509 on: September 10, 2020, 07:17:16 PM »
The lesser spotted Shaqiri was in training today!  ;D

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« Reply #2510 on: Yesterday at 10:27:46 PM »
What's the fucking story with him? :D

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« Reply #2511 on: Yesterday at 10:29:59 PM »
What's the fucking story with him? :D

Injuries. Nothing more nothing less.

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« Reply #2512 on: Yesterday at 10:45:42 PM »
He's not inured though. Out of favour possibly.