Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will return to Merseyside from international duty after scoring in both of Netherlands’ Euro 2020 qualifiers in recent days.
The 28-year-old rounded off his country’s 4-0 win in Estonia last night with a late header, adding to the goal he notched against Germany in a 4-2 win on Friday.
Liverpool supporter Ben Webb tweeted a video of Wijnaldum’s goal against Estonia (via @BenWebbLFC) after the match.
Another goal for Gini Wijnaldum. pic.twitter.com/El7cc1WW5K
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) September 9, 2019
That took Wijnaldum to 12 goals in 56 caps for Netherlands, for whom he has played mainly as an attacking midfielder and scored five goals in nine games in the last calendar year. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
By contrast, he has netted just 13 times in 145 appearances for Liverpool since joining the club three years ago from Newcastle for £25m, scoring five times in 47 appearances last season. However, he had been deployed as a central or defensive midfielder in the vast majority of those games.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter had their say about the Netherlands midfielder:
Klopp needs to play him in same role at @LFC The man is a real goal machine from midfield
— Carlos de Matos (@DJCarlosdeMatos) September 10, 2019
How good is Gini at the minute tho? Top Class
— Gareth O’Neill (@GeeONeill147) September 10, 2019
Why can’t we see this Gini in red
— Darth Weirder (@Ogabson__OOT) September 9, 2019
What’s wrong w him. Scoring in the wrong games!
— Sammy Liddell (@sammyliddell929) September 10, 2019
Most versatile player on the planet
— Struan king (@king_struan) September 10, 2019
Funny thing is if he didn’t get the goal, Van Dijk would have. Boss lads
— Tobe (@Tobe_ekwunife1) September 10, 2019
The fact that he gets to win headers against taller oppositions still baffles me though.
— Alonso Anthony Ebube (@alonsoebube) September 10, 2019
Given his international goals record, should Wijnaldum be scoring more for Liverpool? Should Jurgen Klopp play him in a more advanced role? Comment below with your views!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!