Why Xherdan Shaqiri Didn't Travel To Belgrade With Liverpool

Why Xherdan Shaqiri Didn't Travel To Belgrade With Liverpool

Why Xherdan Shaqiri Didn't Travel To Belgrade With Liverpool

Fearing Tuesday's clash as the potential stage for political statements to be thrown around due to Shaqiri's mere presence at Stadion Rajko Mitic, Liverpool have taken the precaution of leaving Shaqiri at home to avoid the midweek clash becoming the venue for anything other than a Champions League game.

"Nobody feels pleasant as a guest here".

But Klopp does not think Liverpool will succumb to the tempestuousness of the 53,000-seater Marakana, insisting that they have dealt with such cauldrons before.

"One of the biggest clubs in the world are coming and it is going to be a spectacle". We'll see if that is enough. Walking down the tunnel we have to use that noise to our advantage'. They are one of the main contenders to win the Champions League; the team is made to attack for the title. Those are their only two losses in 27 matches this season.

"I said it after the first game, I really saw it in that game".

And the German knows the game won't be easy, saying: "It will be really tough and we have to be ready for that".

The Swiss national footballer transferred to Liverpool from Stoke City in the pre-season transfer window and has impressed club manager Jurgen Klopp, bagging a goal and two assists from seven appearances so far this season. That is the job for us to cool that down with the football we play.

The Liverpool boss went on to admit that he and his staff are often reluctant to leave Firmino out of matches because of the important role he plays in the team. "We will try to make the best of the game", Milojevic told a press conference.

Klopp will want to ensure his side do not become complacent against the Serbian outfit, as they have been on a great run of form recently and also head Napoli to a goalless draw in front of their home crowd.

"We are not most experienced team in the world in this part of the game but meanwhile in the last three years, we had two years with long journeys worldwide wise".

"If we could win here tomorrow it would give us a bit of control but only until the next game because everything is open again". They can change, their captain is back, Marko Marin could come back, the tall striker can be in, there can be different things which can cause us problems if we let them do so.

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