Xherdan Shaqiri has insisted he is comfortable at Liverpool, despite speculation surrounding his future at the club.
The forward moved to Anfield last summer, with the Reds taking advantage of his low release clause to add an experienced player to their squad.
His time on Merseyside has been somewhat frustrating, though, as he’s had to content himself with a back-up role behind Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in Jürgen Klopp’s squad.
Earlier this summer he was quoted as saying they would need to find a solution to his issues, hinting he may look to move clubs in search of first-team football.
However, the Switzerland star has moved to rubbish that idea and insisted he is more than happy with life at Anfield.
“It was not easy for me,” he told Teleclub, relayed by Bluewin.
“Of course, I was a little downbeat but was still always in the squad. But clearly, you have to be able to handle that, and you have to accept it. You can not ask the coach to play every time.
“I feel very comfortable here. We have a great coach, a great club. There’s a family feel. I hope we can bring the Premier League back to Liverpool after 30 years.”
Given his lack of playing time, it would be easy to assume Shaqiri is less than happy with Jürgen Klopp at this moment in time.
After all, it is the Liverpool manager who picks the team, and it is also his decision to show faith in the likes of Divock Origi ahead of the Switzerland international.
Again, though, Shaqiri insists there is no issue, and Klopp is a manager he has nothing but appreciation for.
“As a coach, it’s not always easy,” he added.
“You have to keep so many good players happy to lead such a team. What I appreciate about him is that he is a great guy and very cordial. Klopp knows exactly when a player needs some affection. He notices when players need a hug every now and then and deals with them very well.”