Gini Wijnaldum had a blinder against Germany on Friday night. The dynamic Liverpool midfielder popped up all over the pitch and rounded off the scoring as the Netherlands secured a 4-2 victory in Hamburg.
The tireless Dutchman wowed fans and pundits alike with his surging runs, pressing and finishing. Playing in a more advanced, attacking role, the versatile midfield man showed that he still has the killer touch he displayed at Newcastle.
Twitter has reacted to his display:
Pundit Rodney Marsh was overawed by the Liverpool man, dishing out praise that he only reserves for special occasions.
>I watch a lot of football. Followers will know I rarely give 10/10. Georginio Wijnaldum welcome to that club 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) September 6, 2019
Some were quick to point out that his performance showed that Wijnaldum is one of the best midfielders around.
This guy Gini wijnaldum is underrated… He’ll be one of the Best midfielders in Europe one day
— MARK️™🇰🇪 (@ItsMUNUVE) September 7, 2019
Unpopular opinion: Gini Wijnaldum is one of the best all round midfielders in the world
— ItsLFCdontaskmewhy (@Jake_Benstead) September 7, 2019
Liverpool’s unsung hero was compared to other great midfielders by some fans, using the opportunity to put him in esteemed company and tease rival fans.
Wijnaldum is what Man Utd fans think Pogba is https://t.co/sshFbiclMk
— Jabal Sheikh Al-Jabal 🇮🇶 (@Ghirq1) September 7, 2019
Wijnaldum turns into a prime Zidane for Holland everytime man😩😩😩😩😩 https://t.co/pR4wACBcLz
— Virgil (@virgil_omalzam) September 7, 2019
Supporters also sought to highlight his versatility and technical ability – two factors that have made him an essential part of Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool’s squad in recent seasons.
Gini Wijnaldum appreciation tweet. There aren’t too many players in world football who can play at the highest level as either a number 6, number 8 or attacking midfielder. Makes each position look easy. What a player. @GWijnaldum pic.twitter.com/p2kYX5ZInz
— Tom Howden (@Howden10) September 7, 2019
Ladies and Gents..
— The Egyptian Kop (@TheEgyptianKop) September 7, 2019
And of course, some just wanted to remind us he is absolutely beautiful.
Protect Gini Wijnaldum at all costs. Sauciest DM in the league and an absolute baller. I have been ringing the Gini bell for a while and will continue. pic.twitter.com/ctBBNtnQdB
— E.G 🤝 (@gennery16) September 6, 2019
With Barcelona comeback hero Wijnaldum so impressive over the international break and Liverpool set to face his old club Newcastle on the 14th, surely Gini has to start. Klopp’s midfield has had a bit of a juddering start to the Premier League this season, with the front three sparing any blushes – if Wijnaldum can maintain his international form then he can help spark some life into our creative output.