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Liverpool: Why Oussama Assaidi Deserves to Start More Games for Reds
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With Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers still searching for the best winning combination for his team and a relative lack of attacking options in the squad, it is perhaps a surprise that Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi has not been handed more starts.

After signing with the Reds from Dutch side Heerenveen in August, Assaidi struggled initially with a couple of injuries, but after regaining his fitness he was handed opportunities in the Europa League.

Assaidi has started on four occasions in the Europa League so far, but he has yet to register a single game in the starting XI for Liverpool in the Premier League and has come on as substitute just three times in the Reds' 19 games this year.

True, injuries have hindered him at times, but he has been on the bench more often than not for Liverpool and simply hasn't yet been given a chance domestically.

Here's why he should have had a chance to start in the Premiership before now.

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