Klopp could leave Shaqiri out of Red Star clash, Liverpool fans react

Liverpool relinquished their lead against Arsenal on Saturday and ended up drawing 1-1 at the Emirates.

The result dropped the club from first to third in the Premier League table, but they only sit two points adrift of leaders Manchester City after 11 games.

On Tuesday night, the Reds will switch focus to the Champions League as they take on Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on away soil.

According to The Times journalist Paul Joyce, Klopp is considering making a big call with regards to team selection.

The reporter has stated on Twitter that Xherdan Shaqiri may not be included in the travelling party due to political reasons.

The Switzerland international is in danger of being a target of abuse from the Red Star following due to his pro-Kosovo stance.

Kosovo declared independence 10 years ago, but Serbia have a tense relationship with their former province as they refuse to recognise it as a state.

During the World Cup, Shaqiri celebrated scoring against Serbia by forming a double-headed eagle, which represents the Albanian flag.

Liverpool fans have been tweeting their reaction to the reports of the winger’s possible omission.