Gini Wijnaldum has been at it again. The Dutchman has been in sensational form for his country of late, scoring 4 goals in his last 4 appearances for the Netherlands. His bright form began with a goal and an assist as his country beat Germany 4-2, he followed this up with a goal against Estonia and on Sunday night bagged twice against Belarus. The second Wijnaldum goal against Belarus was a beauty as he stepped inside and blasted the ball into the top corner from all of 25 yards. This followed a well placed header just 9 minutes before.
Whilst the Dutchman rarely scores for the Reds (barring when we really need him to), he often bags for his nation. The difference in goalscoring form is no doubt down to the different roles he is asked to perform. At Liverpool, Wijnaldum shuttles between boxes and wins the ball back, for the Netherlands he plays in a much more advanced role and is always in the box for crosses.
Twitter has reacted to the midfielder’s display and the platform had a lot to say about the second Wijnaldum goal.
Fans were taken aback by the effort, calling it a rocket and a screamer.
Gini Wijnaldum doubles for Netherlands with an absolute rocket 🚀 pic.twitter.com/lndB3xRu1U
— 6 times™ (@YNWAruben) October 13, 2019
An Absolute SCREAMER from Gini Wijnaldum!
— GERRARDINHO® Matt A (@GerrardinhoNo8) October 13, 2019
One supporter thought that his abilities were the result of good karma after he treated his mate Sadio Mane to a surprise gift recently.
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What a goal that was!!!! Guess giving free iPhones to teammates is good karma, sorry lads. Maybe buy ya all a pint
— FieldsOfAnnieRd (@kopend75) October 13, 2019
This Kopite is desperate for him to keep up his form after the international break.
Against United aswell please! 🤭🤗
— Julian⭐️ (@Julian_01m) October 13, 2019
He has a knack of scoring for the Dutch, these Liverpool fans pointed out how differently things go when he tries the spectacular for the Reds.
He skies that if he’s playing for us. Such a weird player our Gini
— Schluts (@EXP0TUS) October 13, 2019
Why does he never do this for us?😂😂 #lfc
— Michael Hirschmann (@Hirschyy17) October 13, 2019
However, another Kopite succinctly pointed out that whilst he may not score the same goals for us, he is still doing an amazing job.
Wijnaldum getting praise coz he scored a worldlie?
Doesn’t surprise me, people put spectacular goals/flair/dribbles over a midfielder doing their job week in week out , which their coach asks them to do for a good two to three seasons with remarkable consistency.
— Pratyush (@BeardedAlisson) October 13, 2019