Stoke loanee Assaidi rues missing Liverpool clash

The in-form Moroccan is unable to face his parent club due to the terms of the deal that brought him to the Britannia, but insists he will be cheering on the Potters

On-loan Stoke City winger Oussama Assaidi is disappointed he will not get to show Brendan Rodgers what he is missing in Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Liverpool.

The Morocco international was allowed to join Mark Hughes’ side for the season, after failing to break into the first team at Anfield.

Assaidi has made the most of his opportunity to play Premier League football at the Britannia Stadium, scoring three goals and catching the eye with some lively displays.

The 25-year-old former Heerenveen man will not feature when Liverpool travel to Stoke this weekend due to the terms of his loan deal but there is no doubt as to where his loyalties lie.

Assaidi told the club’s official website: “I would love to be involved in the game, but through rules and regulations that isn’t possible unfortunately.

“There is nothing I can do about it, apart from sit on the sidelines and cheer my team-mates on, which is what I will be doing on Sunday.

“I want Stoke City to win the game of course, because this is where I am playing my football at the moment, and for as long as I am here I will want us to win every game we play.”

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