Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is set to be out of action for a while with a calf issue. Swiss international Shaqiri returned to Melwood for the start of pre-season training on Monday following his summer break but reported back to the club with an injury.
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He was further assessed by the club’s medical staff as they checked out the problem which he suffered while on international duty in the Nations League third-place play-off match against England. The medical reports diagnosed him with a tear in his calf, meaning he could be set to miss the whole of pre-season and potentially the start of the new Premier League campaign on August 9 as the Reds host promoted Norwich City at Anfield.
“Shaq is still injured from the national team and it will take a while until he is in again,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com. “He has a tear in his calf, so he will not be involved for a while.”