Georginio Wijnaldum has opened up more to his decision to leave Liverpool this summer, now saying he did not feel wanted at the end of his time there.
Wijnaldum’s five-year association with Liverpool ended this summer when his contract expired. He opted for a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain and vowed to shed light on his decision in due course. In July, he admitted some of the reasons why. Now he has provided some more advice.
After his previous statements of dissatisfaction with the opinions directed at him on social media, he has now referred to an unsatisfactory situation within the club itself.
Although he has said before that he feels well treated by the club, he has now changed his tone somewhat. According to the Dutch midfielder, he felt like Liverpool did not want to keep him, although he was ready to stay.
“You follow your feelings,” said Wijnaldum The team.
“Several months ago I had expressed a desire to stay at Liverpool but, without going into details, Liverpool did not give me the feeling of wanting to keep me.
“In these cases, you have to move on.
The 30-year-old is undoubtedly someone Jurgen Klopp would have liked to keep. But it seems those above him may have had other ideas.
Klopp always spoke enthusiastically about the service Wijnaldum gave him. But he must now find other solutions in the midfield.
Harvey Elliott was trying his luck until his ankle injury recently, leaving Klopp to weigh his options on how to fill the middle of the park. He’s still spoiled for choice: Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Curtis Jones are all available.
But Wijnaldum has been a trusted player for Klopp for many years and now takes on a new challenge in Paris.
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They haven’t signed any this summer, making center-back Ibrahima Konate their only new arrival.
But there were several suggestions of potential targets and it continued beyond the window.
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