Liverpool star Xherdan shaqiri sees himself as one of the leaders at Anfield and does not regret joining

Xherdan Shaqiri has described himself as ‘one of the leaders’ at Liverpool.

The Switzerland winger, who joined in a £13million deal from Stoke last summer, has stared just once in the last nine months for the Reds.

And he has made just three substitute appearances so far this season, largely due to a calf injury.

Despite his lack of playing time, Shaqiri insists he has no regrets about joining Liverpool .

He told Swiss outlet Schweizer Illustrierte : “Not for a second have I regretted the move to Liverpool.

“Many wrote me off in Stoke, but who can claim to have switched directly from a relegated side to a Champions League winner?

“I was in the starting XI in the return leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona , which will go down in club history.

“And because of my two goals to defeat everlasting rival Manchester United , they still often call me a legend.

“Apart from the fact that I would like to play more, I’m happy in Liverpool. I have a certain status in the team because I am one of the more experienced players. I think I’m one of the leaders.”

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi are ahead of Shaqiri in the Anfield pecking order.

However, the 27-year-old is confident he will take his chance when it comes.

Shaqiri added: “Of course I’m dissatisfied that I do not play more often.

“If that is not the reaction of a pro, he’s in the wrong job. He (Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp) cannot personally discuss the role of each player, that’s normal.

“We have a big, talented squad, and many have to wait for their chance.

“I have never had a problem with the coach. He knows that I am ready.”

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