Liverpool have some of the most dynamic and determined midfielders in the world. The Reds midfield has been characterised in recent years by a specific relentlessness. One of the most exemplary proponents of Jürgen Klopp’s philosophy could be leaving the club soon. Paul Scholes has backed Gini Wijnaldum to stay at Liverpool.
Gini Wijnaldum and Barcelona
This summer Gini Wijnaldum entered the final year of his contract at Liverpool.
The Dutchman has been at the club since 2016 and has gone from strength to strength since arriving from Newcastle United.
However, talks about a renewal of his contract have evidently stalled as he is yet to sign a fresh deal, meaning other clubs can negotiate with him from January.
Gini Wijnaldum is allegedly wanted by Barcelona.
Ex-Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is a big fan of his countryman and reportedly made signing him a ‘non-negotiable priority’ when he took over at the Camp Nou this summer.
Paul Scholes on Gini Wijnaldum
This weekend saw another vintage performance from Liverpool’s 30-year-old.
Gini curled one into the top corner after Jordan Henderson launched him onto the counter – making it 2-0 to Liverpool.
Speaking on Amazon Prime after the game, Paul Scholes backed Gini Wijnaldum to stay at Liverpool:
“Why would he want to leave this place?
“With the way this team are playing, he’s playing every week.
“I know there was a bit of talk about Barcelona, but it never came off. Why would you want to leave a football club like this?
“It’s definitely a better option here. I think he could be a Barcelona player, don’t get me wrong – I think he could fit into their ways, but they’re struggling, so why leave a place like this?
“You can see [Barcelona] being a temptation for him, but why would you leave such an exciting team?”
What RTK has to say
Even Paul Scholes thinks Gini Wijnaldum should stay at Liverpool.
The ex-Man United star is quite the authority when it comes to midfielders, he was an alright one himself.
This weekend showed just how important Gini is to the Reds, we cannot lose him.
Previously I’ve been of the opinion that what will be will be, he’s entering his 30s, if he won’t sign on the terms offered then let him go.
I was wrong. We simply cannot lose him.