El Liverpool go to Serbia without Shaqiri

NOV 6, 2018

Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool will face the Serbian Red Star today to try to secure three points that virtually guarantee their presence in the knockout stages of the Champions League without Shaqiri, who has not traveled to avoid the party being surrounded by a political morbid. The English, leaders of their group with a point of advantage over Napoli and two over PSG, have the obligation to win at home with the red lantern before traveling to Paris on the next day of the competition.

For this they will not be able to count on Xherdan Shaqiri, who in normal conditions could have been a starter given the great moment of form that crosses but that has been left out of the expedition after his celebration replicating the double Albanian eagle when he scored a goal to Serbia in the World Cup of Russia. Klopp: "We want to be respectful"

Jürgen Klopp wanted to explain on the Liverpool website the absence of Shaqiri, assuring that his team wants to focus on the game and not on questions that are alien to him. "We valued the reception that Shaqiri would have and, although we have no idea what would happen, we want to go there and focus 100% on football, we have no political message," said the German coach. "We want to be respectful and avoid any distractions outside the 90 minutes, Shaq is our player and will play for us many other times."

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