‘He will not be involved for a while’: Jurgen Klopp reveals Xherdan Shaqiri could miss the start of the season after tearing his calf on Nations League duty
- Xherdan Shaqiri is an injury doubt for the start of the 2019-20 season
- Liverpool star reported for pre-season duty on Monday after summer break
- The 27-year-old suffered a torn calf injury on Nations League duty in June
Xherdan Shaqiri will miss the start of Liverpool’s pre-season after suffering a torn calf injury during Switzerland’s Nations League clash with England last month.
The Swiss star reported for training on Monday following the summer break and was assessed by the club’s medical team.
But Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Shaqiri now faces a spell on the sidelines and faces a battle to be fit for the start of the 2019-20 campaign.
Xherdan Shaqiri will miss the start of Liverpool’s pre-season after suffering a torn calf injury
‘Shaq is still injured from the national team and it will take a while until he is in again,’ Klopp told the club’s website.
‘He has a tear in his calf, so he will not be involved for a while.’
The 27-year-old was a £13million arrival from Stoke last summer and was a crucial member of the squad that lifted the Champions League last month.
He made 30 appearances last season and scored six goals, while making a crucial contribution in the second-leg semi-final comeback against Barcelona.
The 27-year-old suffered the injury during Switzerland’s Nations League clash with England