Liverpool are approaching a crossroads with one of their most important players. The Reds don’t often find themselves backed into a corner when it comes to ins and outs but that’s the very place they find themselves now. With an exit looming, Ryan Babel has advised Gini Wijnaldum against leaving Liverpool.
Gini Wijnaldum saga
Over the summer Gini Wijnaldum entered the final year of his contract at Liverpool.
The midfielder has since been linked with all and sundry.
Ronald Koeman allegedly made signing the Dutchman a ‘non-negotiable priority’ when he joined Barcelona.
Fans have been clamouring for the club to give him a good enough deal to sign.
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Meanwhile there’ve been no developments as to whether he’ll stay or go.
Ryan Babel and Gini Wijnaldum
It’s not just fans urging the midfielder to stay.
Ex-Red Ryan Babel has offered Gini Wijnaldum some advice.
The former Anfield winger is quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“I spent almost four years at Liverpool under Rafa Benitez and Kenny Dalglish.
“When I left to go and play in Germany, where TSG Hoffenheim had become a big force, it was to become the biggest regret of my career.
“The only reason I left was because I wanted to have more playing minutes to keep my place in the Holland team.
“But you don’t realise how dominating the playing style is at Liverpool until you play in a different team and league.
“I was brought up with really attacking football at Ajax. In the academy, you learn to play that way.
“When I moved to Liverpool, it was exactly the same. It is in the DNA of the club to play attacking football.”
What RTK has to say
Hopefully Ryan Babel manages to get through to Gini Wijnaldum.
Even though their situations are completely different, the overall message is the same: don’t leave Liverpool.
That’s right Gini, follow the swinging watch with your eyes and listen to my voice:
“Don’t leave Liverpool. Don’t leave Liverpool. Don’t. Leave. Liverpool.”