Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has said that a number of his friends are saying he’s to blame for the sacking of Jose Mourinho from Manchester United.
The former Real Madrid coach took on his last game for the Manchester side when they played Shaqiri’s Liverpool and he came off the bench to thump in 2 goals to win the game for Jurgen Klopp side.
Manchester United now have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager with Shaqiri’s goals giving Liverpool their first win against United in 8 attempts and shooting them to the top of the Premier League table.
Speaking to the Guardian, Shaqiri said that he got a lot of messages after it happened
“I had a lot of messages from my friends when it happened.
“There were a lot of good messages about the United game at first and then, when the news came out about Mourinho, I had messages saying: ‘That’s your fault!’ But this is football sometimes.
“I don’t think it was just because we won that game that United wanted to change their manager.
“There were other reasons but it means the game goes down in history. It will always be in my history too.” he said
Considering that the Switzerland international cost Liverpool only $16 million from Stoke, he has proved a bargain as he has scored 5 in the Premier League so far.
“Every player wants to play, that’s pretty normal,” Shaqiri said of the role he plays in the Liverpool team
“Every player is unhappy when he’s on the bench, that’s pretty normal too. But it’s football, only 11 players can start and the coach has his game-plan for each game.”