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'10/10'; 'Protect him at all costs': Twitter reacts to Wijnaldum's international performance

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.

Some were quick to point out that his performance showed that Wijnaldum is one of the best midfielders around.

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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.

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.

And of course, some just wanted to remind us he is absolutely beautiful.

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.

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