Liverpool boss Klopp admits Shaqiri injury blow

Rhian Brewster

Liverpool star Rhian Brewster took his Champions League medal to a bizarre place

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he hopes his side's Champions League success will inspire them to want more this season.

The 27-year-old reported back to Melwood on Monday and the problem, sustained during Switzerland's Nations League clash with England on June 9, was assessed by the club's medical team.

The setback means it's extremely unlikely that the forward will travel to the United States for the club tour that begins next week, with Liverpool prioritising his recovery in time for the end of the month.

How did Shaqiri's injury happen?

"But while you are in your career, as we all are, you have to use it as the next basis and to start new for the season because it's a completely different season".

Opportunities for others to shine?

The Belgian striker scored a brace in the epic European semi-final second-leg against Barcelona before sealing the big-eared trophy with an 87th minute strike against Tottenham in the final.

Liverpool are optimistic that Divock Origi will accept the club's offer of a contract extension following his return to preseason training, sources have told ESPN FC.

Brewster's undeniable potential has already culminated in him being seen as a natural replacement for the departed Daniel Sturridge. The final touring squad will be confirmed after Sunday's friendly with Bradford City.

Dejan Lovren feels ready to play against Tranmere Rovers after completing his first day of pre-season training.

It is mentioned that the Reds would be willing to pay a fee of around 75 million euros (£67million) to sign Asensio, who would be able to provide cover for star playmaker Mohamed Salah, who is our first choice right winger.

Klopp has revealed that he faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the campaign.

Liverpool, who finished second in the league behind Manchester City, kick off the new season with a home match against promoted Norwich City on August 9.

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