Xherdan Shaqiri has cast doubt on his Liverpool future after admitting his frustration at his limited gametime.
Shaqiri, still a snip at £13million, looked set to be a hit at Anfield after an impressive run of early form culminated in a match-winning double against Manchester United at Anfield.
But not long after that starring cameo, he slipped down the pecking order.
He has not started a Premier League game for the Reds since the 1-1 draw with Leicester at the end of January, and has only played 11 minutes across our first three games this season.
It seems Jurgen Klopp prefers to use Divock Origi when a member of the front three is unavailable.
“I’m disappointed that I did not play any more,” Shaqiri told Swiss publication Langenthaler Tagblatt. “Nobody likes to sit on the bench.
“It’s clear that I want more time. I have to look at the situation and find a solution.”
Concerns have been raised in the past about the forward’s attitude, and perhaps he is now beginning to express one or two grumblings behind the scenes.
Fans can only hope the ‘solution’ he chooses is to work even harder to impress Klopp in training rather than looking to force a move.
He could yet play an important role this season in the event of an injury or squad rotation.