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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1920 on: March 19, 2019, 12:16:43 AM »
Xherdan is injured and has left the Swiss training camp. Inflamed groin is the diagnosis.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1921 on: March 19, 2019, 12:18:22 AM »
Hopefully the injury isn't serious will need him at some point or another

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1922 on: March 19, 2019, 09:24:17 AM »
Xherdan is injured and has left the Swiss training camp. Inflamed groin is the diagnosis.

I've had that 'injury' ;)

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1923 on: March 19, 2019, 10:13:57 AM »
Bummer, getting a couple of full game under his belt would have served him well I assume. Hopefully nothing too serious.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1924 on: March 19, 2019, 10:50:09 AM »
Didn't Klopp mention about a month ago that he'd been struggling with an abdominal issue? May explain why he's featured so little and has withdrawn from the Swiss squad.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1925 on: March 19, 2019, 04:49:56 PM »
He just hasn't been good for a while now. It's been a while since his subs made an impact.

So is this why he's hardly played in weeks?

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1926 on: March 19, 2019, 05:01:01 PM »
He just hasn't been good for a while now. It's been a while since his subs made an impact.

It's hard to make an impact when you're not on the pitch. He's played less than 45 minutes since Feb 1st.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1927 on: March 19, 2019, 06:10:43 PM »
It's hard to make an impact when you're not on the pitch. He's played less than 45 minutes since Feb 1st.
Like I wrote, it's been a long time since his subs made an impact so there hasn't been much reason for Klopp to play him more. There's no need to speculate about disciplinary issues. I think he's been a very solid recruitment and I didn't expect him to be a starter.

Personally, I think he should be used as a winger in 433, to give Salah and/or Mane some rest, rather than as some kind of playmaker. It seems more natural for his strengths.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1928 on: March 19, 2019, 06:31:00 PM »
Disagree. I think he's better as a 10, then he is as an actual winger. While he can play there, his game is best suited when he's play centrally. The problem is in order for him to play there, he'll have to improve his work rate off the ball and pressing [not saying he doesn't work hard but in a midfield under Klopp it's a different level]

When he plays we have to adjust, which we have done, but there are reaasons he hasn't played imo

- injury
- not having the strengths needed for Klopp to seelct him against certain opponents [Klopp's words, paraphrased about him lacking in height for set pieces for defending in certain matches ]
- him not performing at his previous high level when he did play.

I still think he'll have a major role to play with the games left.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1929 on: March 19, 2019, 08:57:19 PM »
Can anyone jog my memory to the poor games he had in 2019?

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« Reply #1930 on: March 19, 2019, 09:01:24 PM »
Can anyone jog my memory to the poor games he had in 2019?

Perhaps poor is too strong of a word, more like subdued or indifferent.

Leicester,Brighton, are both games that he started in and I don't think he stood out, Leicester more so than Brighton [I believe he had two chances to score in against Brihton, one was a glancing header] His sub appearances against West Ham and Palace weren't particularly noteworthy.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1931 on: March 19, 2019, 09:27:02 PM »
That sums up the difference between us and the 2 Manchester teams in terms of squad depth.

We have the Cube on the sub bench and couldn't even afford to keep Clyne, while City have the riches bring on former PL player of the year, German young player of the year or a Spanish world cup winner to change a game. Utd have a French world cup winner and the highest salaried player in the world waiting to come on.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1932 on: March 19, 2019, 09:31:20 PM »
I've had that 'injury' ;)

Me too. Quite pleasurable before you have the problem  ;) and then feels dreadful as it can get difficult to even walk with it depending on exact location and size of inflammation.

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« Reply #1933 on: March 20, 2019, 03:50:50 AM »
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We have the Cube on the sub bench and couldn't even afford to keep Clyne,

What do you mean we couldn't afford to keep Clyne? Financially or ?

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1934 on: March 20, 2019, 08:49:02 AM »
That sums up the difference between us and the 2 Manchester teams in terms of squad depth.
That explains why United and City are so far ahead of us in the League and have gone further in the Champions League.
Utd have a French world cup winner and the highest salaried player in the world waiting to come on.
BTW, rather than describing him as the "highest salaried player in the world", you could just call him Alexis Sanchez, doesn't look half as dramatic now though.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1935 on: March 20, 2019, 09:41:50 AM »
That explains why United and City are so far ahead of us in the League and have gone further in the Champions League. BTW, rather than describing him as the "highest salaried player in the world", you could just call him Alexis Sanchez, doesn't look half as dramatic now though.

We do love a bit of drama though  ;D

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1936 on: March 20, 2019, 10:27:05 AM »
That sums up the difference between us and the 2 Manchester teams in terms of squad depth.

We have the Cube on the sub bench and couldn't even afford to keep Clyne, while City have the riches bring on former PL player of the year, German young player of the year or a Spanish world cup winner to change a game. Utd have a French world cup winner and the highest salaried player in the world waiting to come on.

It has gotten United where? And Man City is how many points above us?

Clyne wanted out. He wasn't even on the bench. Is he really playing well at Bournemouth?

Sturridge, Origi and Shaq have got us key goals off the bench. That ain't bad.

We have Hendo/Fab or Milner/Lallana or Keita on the bench with Ox coming soon. That ain't bad.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1937 on: March 20, 2019, 10:33:13 AM »


We have the Cube on the sub bench and couldn't even afford to keep Clyne,

If we win the league this year I hope clyne gets a medal, he gets talked about on this forum more than most of the lads that actually play for us.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1938 on: March 20, 2019, 06:35:07 PM »
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« Reply #1939 on: March 20, 2019, 06:38:40 PM »
Perhaps poor is too strong of a word, more like subdued or indifferent.

Leicester,Brighton, are both games that he started in and I don't think he stood out, Leicester more so than Brighton [I believe he had two chances to score in against Brihton, one was a glancing header] His sub appearances against West Ham and Palace weren't particularly noteworthy.
Fair enough mate. I understand if we have to change the system too much to incorporate him but I have seen enough average performances from other regulars in the side who haven't been dropped that's all.

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« Reply #1940 on: March 20, 2019, 07:31:47 PM »
We havenít won anything yet and not as if we were leading the pack by 10points.

1 Manchester team already won the league cup and both clubs have advanced into the FA cup further than us. Thatís evidence of squad depth. You seem to have forgotten that.

Being fans doesnít mean we have to be oblivious to lack of depth compared to our competitors. Just like to be realistic about our financial might in comparison.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1941 on: March 20, 2019, 07:36:59 PM »
We havenít won anything yet and not as if we were leading the pack by 10points.

1 Manchester team already won the league cup and both clubs have advanced into the FA cup further than us. Thatís evidence of squad depth. You seem to have forgotten that.

Being fans doesnít mean we have to be oblivious to lack of depth compared to our competitors.

We've got further in the European Cup than Man Utd and we're about 40 points clear of them in the league. What is that evidence of?

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1942 on: March 20, 2019, 07:42:29 PM »
We've got further in the European Cup than Man Utd and we're about 40 points clear of them in the league. What is that evidence of?
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1943 on: March 20, 2019, 09:07:51 PM »
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« Reply #1944 on: Yesterday at 08:29:18 AM »
We havenít won anything yet and not as if we were leading the pack by 10points.

1 Manchester team already won the league cup and both clubs have advanced into the FA cup further than us. Thatís evidence of squad depth. You seem to have forgotten that.

Being fans doesnít mean we have to be oblivious to lack of depth compared to our competitors. Just like to be realistic about our financial might in comparison.
How is Man Utd going further in the FA Cup evidence that they've got a better squad than us rather than us being 18pts clear of them being evidence we've got a better squad than them? The irony is Man Utd were knocked out of the FA Cup by the same team that knocked us out, great squad depth hey.

I reckon most people agree we need a better squad, but your reasoning is absurd.
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« Reply #1945 on: Yesterday at 08:40:54 AM »
We havenít won anything yet and not as if we were leading the pack by 10points.

1 Manchester team already won the league cup and both clubs have advanced into the FA cup further than us. Thatís evidence of squad depth. You seem to have forgotten that.

Being fans doesnít mean we have to be oblivious to lack of depth compared to our competitors. Just like to be realistic about our financial might in comparison.

Comparing FA Cup runs is not a great comparative measure. Too much of a lottery.


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« Reply #1946 on: Yesterday at 08:46:05 AM »


I've heard that ManU's bench is so deep that the only evidence is scratches all over Lukaku.
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« Reply #1947 on: Yesterday at 05:12:55 PM »
I've heard that ManU's bench is so deep that the only evidence is scratches all over Lukaku.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #1948 on: Yesterday at 10:42:43 PM »
Poor Shaq isn't even figuring much in his own thread!

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« Reply #1949 on: Today at 02:28:55 PM »
So is this why he's hardly played in weeks?

Aye that buggers up all the conspiracy theorists suggesting he is pissing off the manager
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