Xherdan Shaqiri started off his Liverpool career wonderfully, being the first to contribute off the bench.
However, fortunes changed for Swiss international this season.
The 27-year old winger only played 11 minutes in the Premier League season. With all of Mane, Salah, and Firmino healthy, Origi set himself up as the first substitute for the trio.
Unlike last season, when Shaqiri, among other things, got Jose Mourinho sacked from Manchester United, Xherdan cannot impose himself.
"Alisson trained yesterday with the team, we will see if he is ready. Joel Matip looks good but not ready, neither is Shaqiri" pic.twitter.com/bK5VJTajPc
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) October 4, 2019
Shaqiri didn’t hide his feelings in his interview with Schweizer Illustrierte, saying:
“Of course I’m dissatisfied that I do not play more often.
“If that is not the reaction of a pro, he’s in the wrong job. He (Klopp) cannot personally discuss the role of each player, that’s normal.
“We have a big, talented squad, and many have to wait for their chance.
“I have never had a problem with the coach. He knows that I am ready.”
Shaqiri also talked about his rise from Stoke to Liverpool:
“Not for a second have I regretted the move to Liverpool,” he added.
“Many wrote me off in Stoke, but who can claim to have switched directly from a relegated side to a Champions League winner?
“I was in the starting XI in the return leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, which will go down in club history.
“And because of my two goals to defeat everlasting rival Manchester United, they still often call me a legend.
“Apart from the fact that I would like to play more, I’m happy in Liverpool. I have a certain status in the team because I am one of the more experienced players. I think I’m one of the leaders.”
It’s clear that Shaqiri doesn’t lack self-confidence, and it will be interesting to see if he can gain Klopp’s attention for the rest of the season.