I did read it and I find the wild speculation about nothing dull.
Regarding the use of “facade” - that is the crux. What is the point there? A front to what? It makes no sense.
You think Jürgen muses “I know. - I’ll use up a spot on the bench to kid someone / something on about Shaq’s fitness? That’s what I need to be doing right now”? The gaffer doesn’t play those type of games.
Clearly he values him but he isn’t sharp for all those reasons. If he didn’t value him he’d be training with the ressies.
Batter on mate - just don’t be surprised if people challenge strange hypotheses where the use of language is overblown.
I haven't said anything strange or running wild with my imagination.
There's a lot of fans across social media platforms who find the sudden exclusion of Shaqiri a weird one. First half of the season he was getting a lot of game time, whether that be starting games or making an impact coming off from the bench.
The reason I am saying front/facade is that some managers won't want rivals knowing that their players have picked up slight injuries. Why reveal everything to the media/oppositions? Might be the reason it's only just came out now prior to international games?
Going back to your point about form, Origi has been OK, had a good game against Watford, wouldn't exactly agree with the sentiment of him being in good form but he does make an impact with his pace and strength. Lallana had a great game against Burnley, very different player to Shaqiri though and does offer more on the pressure side of Klopp's system.
Anyway, this is an LFC forum after all and I don't see what I've said to be outlandish, the reason why he isn't featuring could be any of the points discussed, in truth, I'm not overly assed if Shaqiri isn't in Klopp's plans, as long as we are winning, I just found it to be strange and an interesting point to discuss.
Don't belittle people for having a differing opinion to yours.