If Liverpool were to cut the season off now and announce their player of the season award, the chances are Georginio Wijnaldum would be one of the top picks. When the likes of Naby Keita and Fabinho came in over the summer the fans thought the Dutchman would struggle for minutes, but he’s only got better and better.
What a performance by Fabinho today. Who was your MOTM?
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 16, 2018
The level of performance from Wijnaldum was absolutely class yesterday, and whilst he won’t get mentioned by the mainstream media seeing as the Reds’ newbies Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri are getting all the glory, the fans have taken to Twitter to laud their man. Any doubts over Wijnaldum have been put to bed this season, and the supporters will be desperate for more of the same.
One of the key aspects of Wijnaldum’s game is his sheer versatility. The Dutchman has racked up over 50 caps for his country and his ability to play anywhere on the pitch shows why. When signed from Newcastle, the 28-year-old was viewed as #10, or at least an attacking midfielder. However, the campaign so far has seen him feature as a box-to-box option and in defensive midfield, and it’s easy to see why the fans have been raving over him.
You can read the Kopites’ thoughts on Wijnaldum’s United performance here:
Gini for me Most underrated, wins every duel and running up front last minute
— Per Anders Johansen (@kennyd756) 16 December 2018
Firmino, Fabinho, Robbo, Gini……take your pick!
— MikeBallsGLC (@MikeBallsGLC) December 16, 2018
— Official SalimHamisi (@OSalimhamisi) December 16, 2018
— Sigve Meling (@SiggMel) December 16, 2018
Thought gini was brilliant again
— Paul Collett (@coycollett7) 16 December 2018
Crazy how little people mention Wijnaldum. Again fantastic
— Kyle (@23KGraves) December 16, 2018
Fabinho MOM. Followed by Robertson and Wijnaldum
— Paul (@PaulDiki1989) December 16, 2018
The supporters simply cannot get enough of Wijnaldum and they’ll be desperate to see him keep his levels up over the course of the second half of the season.