Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri has fired back at Charlie Adam who accused him of ‘not trying enough’ to prevent Stoke City from being relegated last season.
Adam who has already completed his move to Queens Park Rangers named Shaqiri as one of the club’s biggest players back then who did not turn up when they were needed most.
“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.But, listen, he’s gone now. We move on and we look to the future. The future for us at the moment is in the Championship”
The Switzerland international responded by claiming Adam was ‘jealous’ following his big move to English premier league giants Liverpool over the summer.
‘I think it’s just frustration maybe or jealousy because I had a good move.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).’