There are few players in the world that perform such different roles for their club and country with such success. Gini Wijnaldum netted a hat trick for the Netherlands against Estonia on Tuesday night. The midfielder has shown that he has a knack for swapping his yard dog role for Liverpool with his goalscoring role for his country.
Ronald Koeman’s side had already qualified for the Euros thanks to a point earned against Northern Ireland. The Dutch showed no signs of letting up though, they went on to thrash Estonia 5-0 in their final group game.
The Gini Wijnaldum hat trick was supported by goals from Nathan Ake and Myron Boadu to secure the Netherlands victory.
It is safe to say that some Reds fans are growing increasingly mystified by the contrasting performances that our midfielder is putting in for club and country. However, ours is not to reason why. We are top of the table, relax.
Twitter has reacted to the Gini Wijnaldum hat trick for the Netherlands.
Some supporters were baffled that the midfielder is somehow still underappreciated.
Wijnaldum is still underrated by people and it baffles me
— Ash. (@Ash_Fearnall) November 20, 2019
Gini Wijnaldum is so good and he doesn’t get enough credit honestly.
— Ry Dolla $ign (@rwleafgreen) November 20, 2019
A Kop fan account was over the moon for our smiley yard dog.
What a night for Gini Wijnaldum 🙌
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) November 20, 2019
Another Liverpool supporter was questioning just how Wijnaldum scored his hat trick for the Netherlands.
Does the netherlands play a similar system to liverpool? Because wijnaldum is lowkey prolific for them at the moment in the 10 role
— JC (@scoutedfc) November 20, 2019
This Kopite urged the Reds to sign a defensive midfielder in order to unleash Gini’s potential.
Gini Wijnaldum has 14 Goals & Assists in the last 11 games for Dutch. Sign a DM in summer and make this mad bastard play in the #10 role I beg @LFC
— SelfishSalah Insha’Allah (@32GoalsSZN) November 20, 2019
One fan was overawed by the phenomenal versatility that the player has shown in recent seasons.
Gini Wijnaldum with a hat-trick on International duty.
You can do multiple things with Gini. Unleash him up front. Make him control the game. Put him to shield up deep.
What a player. What makes it even so better is that Liverpool were able to get him for £25m.
Top player ! pic.twitter.com/yrenk1npBw
— Rithwik Rajendran (@rithwikrajendra) November 20, 2019