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Shaqiri to miss pre-season programme with Liverpool

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Liverpool’s Belgium striker Divock Origi (R) celebrates wtih Liverpool’s Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri after scoring their fourth goal during the UEFA Champions league semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on May 7, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool will be without Xherdan Shaqiri for the start of their pre-season programme due to a calf tear.

Shaqiri picked up the injury during Switzerland’s Nations League clash with England on June 9.

The 27-year-old returned to Liverpool’s Melwood training complex on Monday, but he faces a period of rehabilitation before he can take part in full training.

“Shaq is still injured from the national team and it will take a while until he is in again,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.

“He has a tear in his calf, so he will not be involved for a while.”

Shaqiri, a reported £13million signing from Stoke City last year, also spent time on the sidelines towards the end of last season with a groin injury.

Liverpool kick off their warm-up matches ahead of the new campaign with a trip to neighbours Tranmere Rovers on Thursday.


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