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Liverpool could already have a Gini Wijnaldum replacement lined up

Liverpool fans are going to spend this summer sweating on when the club will bring in a successor for one of our most important players. Fabinho’s arrival hot on the heels of Emre Can’s exit could point to Liverpool having a Gini Wijnaldum replacement lined up.

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Gini Wijnaldum exit

Gini Wijnaldum has played his final game for Liverpool FC.

That is a devastating sentence to write, throughout the season some of us were still holding on to some hope that we’d be able to pull this out of the bag.

Maybe, just maybe he’d stay.

Alas, no deal materialised and as a result of the club’s most reliable stars is set to leave and looks likely to join Barcelona on a free transfer.

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Gini Wijnaldum replacement

Nobody has played as more minutes in Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool midfield than Gini Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman has become a titanic presence both on and off the pitch during the German’s reign.

As a result finding a Gini Wijnaldum replacement is of the utmost importance.

We ideally need someone who can play as many games a season as the ever present 30-year-old.

Fabinho example

Back in 2018 we saw another key midfielder leave the club on a free transfer.

Emre Can departed Anfield for Juventus, although the move was all agreed the German still took part in the Champions League final in Kiev.

Days after the final, with Emre Can gone, Liverpool signed Fabinho.

The Reds had their ducks in a row well ahead of time.

Hopefully this example of a key midfielder leaving on a free and being replaced early on in the window could be an indicator that the Reds have allowed Gini to depart because they’ve already identified his successor.

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