Klopp told him why he did not include Shakiri in the application for the match with "Red Star"
Liverpool Head Coach Jürgen Klopp talked about the reasons for the decision not to include a midfielder Sherdana Shakiri in the request for the guest game with "Red Star" in the fourth round of the group stage of the Champions League.
"We are going to the beautiful city of Belgrade as a football team and we are going to play football. We have heard and read a lot about what Shakiri could get in Serbia, and although we have no idea what would happen, we want to go there and concentrate one hundred percent on football without thinking about anything else.
We are Liverpool, a great club, a football team, we have no other message. No political idea at all. We must show respect and avoid any factors that may reduce our concentration during the match. Therefore, Shakiri was not included in the request, and he dealt with this decision with understanding and accepted it. He is our player, we love him and he will still play for Liverpool many times but not on Tuesday, "Liverpool's press service quotes Klopp.
The match "Red Star" – "Liverpool" will be held tomorrow, November 6, at the Raiko Mitic stadium in Belgrade, the start is at 20:55 Moscow time.
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