Xherdan Shaqiri Couldn't Head A Football For Six Weeks After 'Major Surgery' He Didn't Tell Klopp About
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The Switzerland winger officially joined Lyon on Monday, bringing an end to his three-year stint at Anfield.
Shaqiri won the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool but he was hit hard by injury.
One 'injury' wasn't that at all however, if Chris Williams' recent tweet is to go by.
After sustaining a 'calf injury' in September 2019, Shaqiri missed around two months of action.
Williams has now suggested the former Stoke City man was missing after having the transplant - meaning he couldn't go up for headers and had to wear a hat.
Now Shaqiri has left Liverpool can we openly talk about how he had a hair transplant on international duty but didn't realise he couldn't head a ball for six weeks or go outside without a hat on? :sweat_smile: imagine having to tell your boss that...
- Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) August 22, 2021
You'd need some serious bottle to tell Jurgen Klopp this news at training. What a scary thought.
There's a chance Shaqiri did have a genuine calf issue (look at the size of them!) but it can't be denied he had some kind of surgery around this time.
Dunno what was better Shaqiri's performance or his new hair transplant pic.twitter.com/pXkoxrKIzh
- Stephen Doherty (@stephen7doherty) December 4, 2019
Shaqiri saw his game time limited after the arrival of Diogo Jota last summer but got an extended run in the team due to Liverpool's injury crisis.
The 29-year-old scored eight goals in 63 appearances, with two of those coming in a 3-1 victory over bitter rivals Manchester United in December 2018.
Liverpool still have time to add to their squad having only signed Ibrahima Konate so far this window.
The loss of Gini Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain means the Reds could strengthen - but Klopp doesn't want to be drawn into it.
He explained per Liverpool Echo: "There is so much focus and transfers and recruitment in football and particularly in the Premier League.
"It might not always seem so when I speak to the media, but I do understand it.
"I'm a football fan as well and guilty of being attracted to a story about which team might sign which player.
"I don't for one second criticise anyone - be it fan, pundit, journalist or players and coaches - for getting drawn into the allure of transfers."
Liverpool are third in the table after winning both of their opening games against Norwich City and Burnley respectively.