Some exits hurt more than others. This one has hurt. This summer Liverpool are saying goodbye to Gini Wijnaldum. The Dutchman’s absence will be felt sharply. Gary Neville has praised Gini Wijnaldum and argued that the Reds will struggle to replace him.
Gini Wijnaldum to PSG
When Liverpool signed Gini Wijnaldum in 2016 there was no telling how important he would turn out to be.
The Dutchman established himself as a modern day icon over the course of five years.
He was a nigh on ever-present for Jürgen Klopp during his time at Anfield.
Rarely missing a game whilst others around him were in and out of the side, his perpetual availability was vital.
This summer Gini Wijnaldum joins PSG as a free agent and Kopites have to make do with their memories.
Gary Neville on Gini Wijnaldum
This summer Liverpool need to replace their departing midfielder.
Gary Neville believes that signing a successor for Gini Wijnaldum will be no easy task for Michael Edwards, the ex-Man United told ITV (7:42pm, June 13, 2021):
“Unsung hero. Liverpool have got so many great players to talk about, obviously the great players Liverpool have. He very rarely gets a mention. I think he will be missed badly next season. Very difficult to replace him.”
What RTK has to say
We can’t replace him. We can only adapt.
This summer could well see Jürgen Klopp switch to a 4-2-3-1, that can be the only explanation for letting Gini go.
Perhaps we’ll sign a number nine and drop Roberto Firmino into the 10 role.
Whatever happens, there’s just no replacing Gini.