Though the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern really aren’t pleased about the lack of defensive signings this summer, there is one area of the team to shout about.
Indeed, central midfield looks to be a busy area for Jurgen Klopp this season and the charismatic German coach is bound to have quite a few selection headaches in the months to come.
With Philippe Coutinho staying, Emre Can impressing and Jordan Henderson back to full fitness, there’s a strong midfield trio right there. Furthermore, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain now signed and Adam Lallana on his way back from injury, things are getting rather packed.
So, what of Georginio Wijnaldum?
The Dutchman proved an important figure (at home) during his first season on Merseyside, but looks like the odd man out, especially when you throw in next summer’s arrival of Naby Keita.
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 1, 2017
Incredibly, the former Newcastle United man has actually registered more Premier League assists this year than ANYONE else. Quite the stat, when you consider his current standing in the squad.
An all-rounder, the Oranje star may struggle to nail down a place, as it’s not quite clear exactly what role in the midfield he suits best, amid an array of experts.
Still, if he keeps laying on the goals for his teammates, Klopp has some thinking to do.
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