LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “Red Star is a Serbian club, Partizan (Belgrade) was Yugoslav.“I think that Shaqiri will be under unbelievable psychological pressure because he will know where he is coming; he knows that the Red Star is a symbol of Serbia and playing the Marakana, I don’t know whether he will play.“Of course, as a soccer club, we treat our rivals equally, and we do not have to deal with the past and the history. 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Shaqiri courted controversy during the World Cup when he celebrated a last-minute winner against Serbia with an ‘Albanian Eagle’ gesture.He and Swiss team-mates Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner were all fined for unsporting behaviour for making the gesture, which symbolises the Albanian flag.“Personally, I can’t imagine that an Albanian will play for Red Star,” Terzic told Belgrade newspaper Kurir. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Shaqiri’s celebration against Serbia at the World Cup Red Star Belgrade have pledged to protect Xherdan Shaqiri from “unwanted situations” when the Liverpool winger arrives for their Champions League group match in November.However, general director Zvezdan Terzic believes the Switzerland international, born in the former Yugoslavia to Kosovan-Albanian parents, will be under “unbelievable psychological pressure” because of his background. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Shaqiri will likely travel to Serbia with Liverpool 2 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack highlights silverware RANKED MONEY smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “Red Star must do everything to make Shaqiri feel that he came to play football and it is our duty to protect him in the case of unwanted situations. Let’s be good hosts.”Shaqiri was born in the former Yugoslav city of Gjilan, now part of Kosovo, where a Serbian crackdown on the Albanian population ended with Nato military intervention in 1999.Kosovo, with a mainly Albanian population, declared independence in 2008 but Serbia refuses to recognise it as a state and it has led to tense relations between the two countries.