Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has hit out at his former team-mate and new Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri.
Both players were part of the Potters side that suffered relegation from the Premier League last season, and Adam has previously been heavily critical of the performance some of Stoke’s so-called big name players:
“Was he one of them? Oh, definitely,” Adam told TalkSport.
“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 at 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.”
It is not the first time that the former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan attacker has had his attitude questioned, and it will certainly be interesting to see if he has both the legs and temperament required to flourish in a Jurgen Klopp side.