Xherdan Shaqiri hits back at Charlie Adam

Xherdan Shaqiri hits back at Charlie Adam

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Xherdan Shaqiri hits back at Charlie Adam

Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has hit back at former Stoke City teammate Charlie Adam after his comments regarding the Swiss’ attitude.

On Shaqiri, Adam had previously said: “When the chips are down you look at your big players, you want your big players to bring magic in one moment in the season, and it times we felt like the so-called big players in the squad never turned up for us and never performed.

“Yeah, everybody else could help, but for all the plaudits to so-called bigger players we getting from certain members of the management staff last season – they weren’t producing.

Adam is still with the Potters, who are languishing in 18th in the Championship after nine matches, while Shaqiri sealed a move to Liverpool for £13m and believes there was a tint of jealousy in the Scot’s comments.

“I think it’s just frustration maybe or jealousy because I had a good move,” he told the London Evening Standard.

“I was surprised that he spoke like this about me but that is sometimes the character of a player.

“I know what he said was totally wrong because at that time I played there – especially when times were hard – I was there and I was scoring a lot of goals.

“I was one of the only ones who helped the team with goals in difficult games and he was that guy who took the red card in [important] league games (against Everton) and missed a penalty (against Brighton).

“I don’t have to prove Charlie Adam or some people that are speaking about me wrong.

“I’m just a player who wants to work and who does my job every day, the same as I always did.

“I know that people know how good I am – most of the people that understand football know that they are wrong.”

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