Liverpool attacker pulled out of international fixtures

Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has pulled out of Switzerland’s squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Georgia.

The Swiss national team claimed the 27-year-old had a groin problem and had been replaced by Young Boys ace Kevin Mbabu.

Despite featuring in every one of Jurgen Klopp’s last six match squads, Xherdan Shaqiri has not appeared since coming off the bench in the goalless draw at Old Trafford on February 24.

Since his last start on January 30 against Leicester City, the powerful attacker has managed just 39 minutes of football in two substitute appearances it is unknown why the versatile attacker decided not to participate in the qualifiers as the Swiss national team has not reported anything concerning the injury.

Georgia are the strong side who have won the Nations League group stage easily and will provide fierce competition to Vladimir Petkovic’s men, but it must be admitted that Giorgi Chakvetadze will not participate in the match as the talented Georgian midfielder was injured and may require surgery.

Meanwhile, Liverpool sit at the top of the Premier League table and have a two-point advantage over rivals Manchester City who have a match in their pocket and an easy schedule to dethrone the Merseysiders, who next match is at home to Tottenham on March 31.

Loris Karius has asked Liverpool to cancel his loan deal at Turkish side Besiktas, amid a contract dispute with the club.

Karius is currently involved in an ongoing spat with Turkish giants over unpaid wages and his manager slammed him publicly last month.