Liverpool are reportedly readying up a new contract offer for Georginio Wijnaldum which could see him stay at Anfield until 2023 (via @NicoSchira).
Since joining the Reds in 2016 from a relegated Newcastle side, Wijnaldum has become a fan favourite amongst Kopites. The Dutchman has made a name for himself as a player who loves a big occasion, with his brace against Barcelona last season arguably his most important performance in red.
Although his goalscoring numbers aren’t through the roof, the 29-year-old is a driving force in Liverpool’s midfield. Indeed, Wijnaldum has maintained 90.9% passing accuracy this season which is higher than the likes of Kevin de Bruyne (81.7%, via WhoScored) and no Reds midfielder averages more than his 1.2 dribbles per game.
Are you desperate for Wijnaldum to stay?
With Naby Keïta’s future with the club uncertain and talks of Adam Lallana departing in the summer, it’s imperative that Liverpool keep hold of the quality midfielders they have. Fans couldn’t be happier that the Reds are set to offer Wijnaldum a new deal with many stressing that it’s a ‘no brainer’. Another supporter has said ‘we need him badly’.
— Chris Smith (@cjspiff19) March 16, 2020
Fantastic player. Very good in Europe aswell
— sT33LyDK (@ozzymz1245) March 16, 2020
The man for the big occasion pic.twitter.com/N384mTRmW5
— Charlie McLachlan (@CHR_McL) March 15, 2020
He does the job, he’s the best at it. Balance, control, fight for the ball and stabilize the midfield. He won’t be scoring tons of goals, but he’s good at calming things down and at many defensive situations. Almost never gets tired.
— Alejj M. Pinargott (@APinargott) March 15, 2020
Everyone would love a Gini in their team. Does the dirty work and special moments when we need him badly😘
— Trevor Murray (@Trevor_LFC82) March 16, 2020
No brainer give Gini whatever Gini wants ⚽️COYR!
— Jonjo Mike (@PSquare05119869) March 16, 2020
Sign that contract @GWijnaldum we need you lad
— Jas k 6 🏆 19 🏆 (@kop4blacon) March 16, 2020
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