Liverpool have suffered an injury blow ahead of the new season. Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Xherdan Shaqiri will be out for a while after picking up a calf injury, Liverpool’s official website reports.
Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, Klopp said: “Shaq is still injured from the national team and it will take a while until he is in again. He has a tear in his calf, so he will not be involved for a while.”
Shaqiri picked up an injury before reporting back for pre-season. The Switzerland international featured for his country in the UEFA Nations League earlier this summer.
And he tore his calf during the third-place play-off loss to England. He is now likely to miss the start of next season, although Klopp has remained coy on a timeline for his recovery.
This leaves Liverpool light in the midfield department. And fans are growing increasingly alarmed by their squad depth with no senior players arriving at Anfield yet.
Liverpool fans have been discussing their options. Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson could get promotions or a new signing could be on his way. Here are some tweets reacting to the Shaqiri update.
SIGN SOME BACK UPS THEN! THE WINDOW IS OPEN
— Flextch (@fletcher_xo) July 9, 2019
So Shaq injured, Mane, Salah and Firmino coming off the back of no proper break in the off season, surely a player to cover the front three is needed🤔🤔
— Jack (@jackyb196) July 9, 2019
It’s time for Wilson and Kent.
— Sid Dhal (@siddhant_dhal) July 9, 2019
— Раихан Ксаман (@raihan_xm) July 9, 2019
Looks like the perfect time to announce Mbappe then 🤷🏻♂️
— Adam (@AdamLFC87) July 9, 2019
Surely, we need to sign a backup or two now
— zach hollander (@zachollander) July 9, 2019