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Liverpool: Fans call for Georginio Wijnaldum to play a number 10 role for Reds after Netherlands hat-trick

Liverpool: Fans call for Georginio Wijnaldum to play a number 10 role for Reds after Netherlands hat-trick - Liverpool

Plenty of Liverpool fans have called for Jurgen Klopp to tweak his tactical set up in order to get more goals out of Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Netherlands midfielder scored a hat-trick for his country last night in their 5-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Estonia, ensuring that he finished the campaign with eight goals from nine appearances.

By contrast, the 29-year-old has netted just twice in 18 games for Liverpool so far this season, but there may be a valid reason for the disparity in goal return between club and international level.

Wijnaldum has played as an attacking midfielder for Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands side throughout their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, with the ex-Newcastle man plundering five goals in his last two caps. [via TransferMarkt]

At Liverpool, he is used primarily in a central midfield role, with Klopp routinely picking a 4-3-3 formation for his Reds line-up. However, the manager has used 4-2-3-1 on many occasions during his time in charge at Anfield.

Having seen Wijnaldum maintain his excellent scoring form for his country, these Liverpool fans on Twitter want to see him playing in a more advanced role at club level also:

Do you think Klopp should change Liverpool’s system to allow Wijnaldum to play in a more advanced position? Join in the discussion by commenting below!


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