Xherdan Shaqiri’s biggest Liverpool chance may still be open

It might be wrong to describe Xherdan Shaqiri as the man who forgot Liverpool.

Switzerland seems to have permanently returned from injury and, therefore, near the very beginning of most fans ’thinking.

However, while it has not yet slipped out of sight, there is no doubt that the last 18 months have come out as good as either a player or a fan would have been. the hope.

Last season, the Reds continued their Champions League success by ending a 30-year wait for the Premier League title, but had to do so with little help from Shaqiri.

The promotion raised just 300 minutes of activity in all competitions last term – just under 6% of a potential 5,190.

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Earlier, that would seem to have been explained by the failure of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino who celebrated Shaqiri ‘s first campaign at Anfield.

However, this time, his ability to get on the pitch more often was due to a troublesome calf issue.

Obstacles again damaged almost every attempt to come back, and inflicted a painful headache on the club’s secret medical staff.

Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have broken the code ahead of this season, either.

With 250 minutes to his name already, Shaqiri is far from matching the last campaign count before the half-way mark.

However, at the start of the season where Liverpool were injured with injuries, the 29-year-old had not been available often enough.

Probably a matter of great concern, sources have confirmed that another calf issue is the reason behind the player’s latest presence.

However, the good news, as Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday, is that Shaqiri is at least now on the verge of another comeback.

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And, in personal motivation for the Swiss international, an opening is ready and waiting to see if he can put together a run of matches.

With Diogo Jota out until late January (or even early February in the worst case scenario) and Takumi Minamino struggling to convince him, the Reds’ three famous three faces are in dire need of support.

The frustrations of recent years would surely be quickly forgotten if Shaqiri stepped in to fill that gap in the coming weeks and months.

As for the fans, any major contributions to the cost of this season’s Premier League title would make up for the absence of the last one.