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Liverpool: Fans slam Ronald Koeman after reportedly telling Georginio Wijnaldum not to sign new deal at Anfield

Liverpool: Fans slam Ronald Koeman after reportedly telling Georginio Wijnaldum not to sign new deal at Anfield - Liverpool Transfer Rumours

A number of Liverpool fans hit out at Ronald Koeman after reports emerged that he told Georginio Wijnaldum not to sign a new deal at Anfield.

The Dutch midfielder is into the final 12 months of his Reds contract with no sign of him extending his deal and The Independent reporting this week that he could be open to a move elsewhere.

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Dutch media outlet AD claimed this week [via Daily Mail] that Wijnaldum’s former international manager Koeman, who has just been appointed head coach at Barcelona, has told the 29-year-old not to sign a contract extension at Anfield, with the midfielder seemingly high on the manager’s wish-list.

In four years at Liverpool, Wijnaldum has scored 19 goals in 186 games, including two against Barcelona in the epic 4-0 Champions League semi-final win last year. Koeman has previously managed the Reds’ local rivals Everton, who sacked him in October 2017 with the Toffees in the relegation zone after 16 months in the job (as per BBC).

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Barcelona have already dismissed two managers this year, sacking Ernesto Valverde in January and giving Quique Setien the boot last week after their 8-2 Champions League drubbing by Bayern Munich.

These Liverpool fans on Twitter slammed Koeman for his apparent interference in Wijnaldum’s Anfield future, with one Kopite calling him a “one and done coach” in what seems a dig at his lack of longevity in any one role – Barcelona is his 11th job as a manager:

Liverpool fans, were you angered by Koeman’s reported message to Wijnaldum? Have your say by commenting below!


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