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Xherdan Shaqiri Couldn't Head A Football For Six Weeks After 'Major Surgery' He Didn't Tell Klopp About

Daniel Marland

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Xherdan Shaqiri Couldn't Head A Football For Six Weeks After 'Major Surgery' He Didn't Tell Klopp About

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Former Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri reportedly didn't know he wouldn't be able to head a ball for six weeks after having a hair transplant.

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.

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.

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.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

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.

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Image Credit: PA

"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.

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Premier League, England, Xherdan Shaqiri, Lyon

Daniel Marland
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