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Why Jurgen Klopp substituted Shaqiri in the first half

Subair Adams



Liverpool FC had their 7th win in 7 matches – six in the English Premier League and one in the Uefa Champions League.

Yesterday, Liverpool defeated Southampton in a game that saw them score 3 goals against Southampton.

However, during the cause of the match, Jurgen Klopp removed Switzerland international, Xherdan Shaqiri in the first half of the game.

This comes after the former Stoke City star was in top form for the Reds all through the first half as he caused the home goal scored by Wesley Hoedt and then went on play a fine free-kick across the crossbar for Mo Salah to tap in, which gave the Reds the second goals.

However, surprisingly the Swiss player didn’t make a return in the second half.

Jurgen Klopp in a post-match disclosed why Xherdan Shaqiri was removed.

The German international disclosed he had never removed a player in the halftime especially after such an influential half but Shaqiri had to be the sacrificial lamb.

Jurgen Klopp disclosed he removed the powerful free kicker, not because of an injury but because Liverpool wanted more control.

He went on to applaud Xherdan Shaqiri as he stressed that he was fantastic and was great both in the offensive and defensive areas.

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