Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has given his analysis of former teammate Gini Wijnaldum, labelling him as “world-class”.
Wijnaldum is leaving the club to join PSG once his contract expires next week.
The Spaniard has summed up his thoughts on Wijnaldum, who is currently starring for the Netherlands at Euro 2020.
Speaking to Marca, he said: “Gini is a tremendously versatile footballer. He can play in a double pivot, as a defensive midfielder, or even as a playmaker, as now with the Netherlands.
“He is very complete. Technically good, fast, strong and, above all, he scores goals.
“He is a born fighter, he does not stop working for the team and he does not give away the ball.
Adrian continued: “Of the pitch, he is top. As they say in England, he is world-class as a footballer and as a person.
“It has not been easy for him to take the step of leaving Liverpool to sign for PSG. He was one of the heavyweights of the squad, but he finally decided to go free and start a new adventure.”
Adrian gives a good summary of Wijnaldum
Adrian spoke very well about a player that is sure to be missed on Merseyside.
The goalkeeper summed up exactly what most Liverpool fans think about Wijnaldum.
The versatility to play whatever role he is given is something that Adrian speaks of first. It is something that does not get spoken about enough.
The fact that he can play the more defensive midfield role that Jurgen Klopp gave him, as well as the No 10 position that he plays for his country to a world-class level is truly remarkable.
It is a pity that we didn’t get to see a little bit more of him in that attacking role at Liverpool, but we won plenty of silverware with him doing the job that he had.
We all know how much the Liverpool squad is going to miss Wijnaldum, and this latest interview is further evidence of that.
He is incredibly highly thought of by everyone that has worked with him. We will certainly miss him when he is gone.