Xherdan Shaqiri does not accompany Serbia
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Xherdan Shaqiri does not want Liverpool to defeat the Champions League on Tuesday
Liverpool's Swiss star, Xherdan Shaqiri, is not pursuing the squad on Tuesday against Serbia's Crvena Zvezda.
The midfielder has Kosovo Albanian roots and has celebrated in the past the national team goals with a controversial gesture that has delayed several Serbs. Therefore, the club does not want to risk the player's safety.
"We love him and he will play us many times, but not on Tuesday," says Jürgen Klopp.
Liverpool has ruled out the Swiss race, 27-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri from the Champions League team, who is headed to Belgrade today to face Crvena Zvezda (red) on Tuesday's Champions League tour.
The Telegraph wrote earlier that German team coach Jürgen Klopp was hesitant to let Shaqiri follow on from the background of the Kosovo player.
He arrived in the blue weather during the summer world championship after celebrating a goal for Switzerland by signing the double eagle in the Albanian flag – something not much appreciated by Serbia and Fifa.
Photo: Laurent Gillieron / TT NYHETSBYRÅN / NTB Scanpix
Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated a goal by signing the two-headed eagle this summer.
I do not want to risk her risk
Kosovo is a former Serb region recognized independently by most of the UN member states, but not by Serbia.
Even if Shaqiri himself says he is not worried about going home, the club now chooses to let him stay in Liverpool to risk his safety.
"It is a situation where we go to the amazing city of Belgrade as a soccer team to play football. I have heard and read the speculation about what kind of reception Shaq would have had, and although we do not know what will happen , we want to go there and focus 100% on football, "Klopp said, according to Sky Sports.
"He accepts it"
"We want to show our respect and so avoid any distraction that focuses on football matches. For this reason," Shaq "is not involved in the game and accepts and understands it. play often, but not Tuesday, Klopp continues.
Liverpool currently leads group C before the second in Naples. PSG is three and Crvena Zvezda is the last one in the group.
Even Jordan Henderson misses the match because of an injury. But Keita and Dejan Lovren nearby returned from the team again after a period of absence.
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