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      Xherdan Shaqiri Player Thread

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      Ribapuru
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      Re: Xherdan Shaqiri Player Thread
      Reply #150: Oct 27, 2018 12:39:25 am
      He's already done that on the worlds biggest football stage whilst playing under a different flag so yea he must be pretty stupid as you say.
      If Shaqiri did that, this would be the response.
      1) Liverpool would issue a public statement condemning it, affirming their position as neutral to politics.
      2) FA may not fine Liverpool, it could happen.. but FA would suspend Shaqiri, I am not sure the length of time but Pep had an issue with a yellow ribbon so times that by 100.
      3) Shaqiri could get the Sakho treatment.

      You know how important Kenny is to Liverpool, look what happened after the t-shirt stunt.
      I personally believe the following.

      1) Shaqiri is far too intelligent to consider pulling any political stunt in a Liverpool shirt.
      2) Klopp is far too intelligent not to know Shaqiri did this in another shirt and has warned Shaqiri

      They may have escaped a FIFA ban when doing that in the WC, but if that happened in a league game it would be FA who have jurisdiction to issue fines and bans.
      « Last Edit: Oct 27, 2018 12:43:36 am by Ribapuru »
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      Re: Xherdan Shaqiri Player Thread
      Reply #151: Oct 27, 2018 05:04:30 pm
      Glad Big Shaq scored today!
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      Reply #154: Nov 05, 2018 12:03:29 am
      Sensible decision to leave him out IMO.

      Assume it's safe for croats to go there now ?
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      Reply #155: Nov 05, 2018 12:13:34 am
      Assume it's safe for croats to go there now ?

      No not really.

      Shaq is Albanian just as unsafe.
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      Reply #156: Nov 05, 2018 09:20:27 am
      Expected but he's been left out of the Red Star game. Shame
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      Reply #157: Nov 05, 2018 09:20:57 am
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      Reply #158: Nov 05, 2018 10:14:40 am
      Right call from the Boss, last thing we need is some loon running onto the pitch & kicking off with Shaq..

      Let’s get the result and talk about that..
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      Reply #159: Nov 05, 2018 10:21:38 am
      Right call from the Boss, last thing we need is some loon running onto the pitch & kicking off with Shaq..

      Let’s get the result and talk about that..

      Good opportunity for Lallana, but from this point on we need to be playing either Lallana or Shaq becuase the forwards need all the help they can get at the moment, no more of this 3 defensive midfielders crap please Jürgen!
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      Reply #160: Nov 05, 2018 11:56:21 am
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      I understand why Klopp did this, but it doesn't sit right, overall.
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      Reply #161: Nov 05, 2018 12:01:29 pm
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      I understand why Klopp did this, but it doesn't sit right, overall.

      exactly what i was thinking. It doesn't feel right to grant them this little victory. As they will pump it. And also doubt Shaq is OK with such a decision (they will label him as a coward for sure).
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      Reply #162: Nov 05, 2018 12:06:10 pm
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      I understand why Klopp did this, but it doesn't sit right, overall.


      I hear ya Rob but for me there’s a time to - as we say in Glasgow - “keep yer powder dry”.

      Real danger it became a distraction and I think the boss is protecting Shaq as an individual and the rest of the team.

      Reckon he’ll start vs Fulham though ;)
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      Reply #163: Nov 05, 2018 12:12:52 pm
      The fact that the serbs regard the battle of kosovo in 1389 with such significance (which makes the orange order and the battle of the boyne look like it happened yesterday)  and the events of the summer when shaq scored and the whole history of serbia/ kosovo means unfortunately this is probably the best course of action
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      Reply #164: Nov 05, 2018 12:14:02 pm
      I can understand it, but don't like it. Apart from anything else, we could do with fresh legs for this game. Difficult call for the Jürgen/the club, but can't really second guess them on this one.
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      Reply #165: Nov 05, 2018 12:20:11 pm
      Judging the sh*t James McClean went through over the weekend for choosing not to wear the Poppy the Boss is right..
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      Reply #166: Nov 07, 2018 08:18:50 pm
      exactly what i was thinking. It doesn't feel right to grant them this little victory. As they will pump it. And also doubt Shaq is OK with such a decision (they will label him as a coward for sure).
       

      Dude brought it on himself with his nationalist gesture whilst playing for Switzerland,was a kick in the balls to them as well.Admittedly he probabley didn't think he'd end up at Liverpool when he was doing it,so hopefully lesson learned and he leaves his politics outta his game from now on.
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      Reply #167: Nov 09, 2018 12:02:56 pm
      Ox had a spell of games last year where he was able to show case his talents and get properly intergrated into the side. These next few games are important time for Shaq to really establish himself as a key part in our team and I hope he gets to show case his talents in the MF. We really need someone to step up. With his shot shaping ability from outside the box, his touch and weight on passes, and his skill with the ball, I really see him being an answer to a lot of our problems
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      Reply #168: Nov 10, 2018 09:59:19 am
      For me, if we need to rest Firmino then I will try playing Shaq in Bobby's position with Naby or Lallana play CAM. Only one question is do Shaq able to press relentlessly like Bobby?  Shaq surely have a lot to offer to the team so better play him as much as possible.
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      Reply #169: Nov 10, 2018 10:20:31 am
      For me, if we need to rest Firmino then I will try playing Shaq in Bobby's position with Naby or Lallana play CAM. Only one question is do Shaq able to press relentlessly like Bobby?  Shaq surely have a lot to offer to the team so better play him as much as possible.

      Play Shaq as a false 9?

      Makes no sense he is far better using his pace out wide or from deep.

      We should play Stu in Bobby's position and Shaq as part of a 3 man midfield with Keita and one of Fabinho/Hendo/Gini.
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      Reply #170: Nov 10, 2018 12:34:20 pm
      Play Shaq as a false 9?

      Makes no sense he is far better using his pace out wide or from deep.

      We should play Stu in Bobby's position and Shaq as part of a 3 man midfield with Keita and one of Fabinho/Hendo/Gini.

      If it's me, I will never play Sturridge altogether with Mane and Salah.
      Without Firmino, IMO Salah and Mane often struggle to play at their top level.  I think Shaq capable to provide them what Bobby does,  whereas Sturridge will never offer that.
      Ofcourse Shaq can slot into Salah or Mane place perfectly if need. But I think the three in center should be Naby/Ox + Fabinho + Gini/Hendo.
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      Reply #171: Nov 10, 2018 01:01:49 pm
      If it's me, I will never play Sturridge altogether with Mane and Salah.
      Without Firmino, IMO Salah and Mane often struggle to play at their top level.  I think Shaq capable to provide them what Bobby does,  whereas Sturridge will never offer that.
      Ofcourse Shaq can slot into Salah or Mane place perfectly if need. But I think the three in center should be Naby/Ox + Fabinho + Gini/Hendo.

      I agree Stu is too slow and selfish to link well with Salah and Mane but they haven't had many opportunities to play together either.

      Until Ox is fit again next season I would like to see Shaq play the same role Ox played for us last season as a forward driving midfielder next to Keita playing a box to box role with one of Fab/Gini/Hendo playing the holding midfield role.
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      Reply #172: Nov 10, 2018 01:55:32 pm
      lets play him and see if he is as good as he thinks he can be. I still have an idea that this lad could be as good as Mo given the chance I may be wrong but I think we need to find out because our front three look slightly out of sorts and need a kick up the back side and make them all fight for their place
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      Reply #173: Nov 10, 2018 10:57:19 pm
      Play Shaq as a false 9?

      Makes no sense he is far better using his pace out wide or from deep.

      We should play Stu in Bobby's position and Shaq as part of a 3 man midfield with Keita and one of Fabinho/Hendo/Gini.
      Mate he no long has the legs to play there, it is better you play Salah there and Shaqiri on the Left
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      Reply #174: Nov 10, 2018 10:59:55 pm
      lets play him and see if he is as good as he thinks he can be. I still have an idea that this lad could be as good as Mo given the chance I may be wrong but I think we need to find out because our front three look slightly out of sorts and need a kick up the back side and make them all fight for their place

      I have been say this forever...Thank you Walt'

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