Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Xherdan Shaqiri could be out for up to ten days with a hamstring injury. The Swiss international was expected to start against Wolves yesterday evening, but after the game, the Reds boss explained his absence.:
“Shaqiri should have started but last night he felt a little bit the hamstring. Now he’s out, not for long but maybe a week or 10 days.”
It means Shaqiri will now also miss the home game against Sheffield United on Thursday, while it is almost certain that he will be out of the Merseyside derby against Everton in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.
The 28-year-old has not had the best of luck with injuries this season, having been sidelined with a calf injury for the best part of two months before making his return against Everton earlier this month.
Adam Lallana played in a more forward role in the win over Wolves, and with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also out with an ankle injury, it means the 31-year-old will continue to feature prominently in upcoming games.