Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri: Hostile Belgrade reception is not a worry

Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri: Hostile Belgrade reception is not a worry

I think if everybody's fit they won't play in the starting eleven, but I think they've certainly got a role to play.

Shaqiri made a two-headed eagle gesture which replicated the Albanian flag, in reference to his Kosovo-Albanian roots.

Xherdan Shaqiri said he had nothing to worry about ahead of Liverpool's trip to Red Star Belgrade next month.

And that angered Serbs due to the tensions between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb communities culminated in the Kosovo war of 1998-99.

"You score a goal in the Champions league, he should be happy, it's nearly like - I don't know, what is it?"

Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners against Red Star Belgrade in their Champions League group C tie, seeing them lead the group on six points.

Unfortunately for those Red Star fans, Shaqiri produced a brilliant performance during the 4-0 win before being replaced after 68 minutes. "It was like he was involved in everything and he is just a really nice footballer", said the German.

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"I just saw a few articles where one player said something".

Goalkeeper: We don't need to deliberate too much over who will start in goal as Alisson is certain to keep his place over Simon Mignolet as long as the Brazilian worldwide doesn't pick up a late injury ahead of the game.

"I am enjoying the football here and you can see that on the pitch". Their long awaited first win of the season against Fulham will have been a much needed lift to spirits.

The two-time Champions League victor also backed Mohamed Salah to exorcise his demons from last season's final in Kiev and rediscover his Midas touch after his victor against Huddersfield on Saturday. This was Salah's second right footed goal in two consecutive matches, after his victor against Huddersfield on the weekend.

Every Liverpool game in Europe this season will be exclusively live on BT Sport.

"You can see on the pitch we have a lot of good players and creativity and we are together we can line-up very well".

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