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

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.

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Shaqiri won the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool but he was hit hard by injury.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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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"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.

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

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