There have been murmurs for several months. Whispers around Liverpool. Hints and clues. Jurgen Klopp has remained unnerved by it all. The German boss has kept faith and has often decided to derail the rumours.
However, if the latest rumours are to be believed, the murmurs and the whispers had credence. They are in fact substantial talk about the sad departure of a player who will forever be indelible in the hearts of the Kop and Anfield supporters.
Georginio Wijnaldum after all brought the club some of its greatest memories. His brace against Barcelona was a decisive moment and a historic turning point in the club’s adventures under Jurgen Klopp.
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It instilled a winning mentality in the club’s players. A mentality which made them believe they are capable of beating any team in the entire world.
Georginio Wijnaldum will leave Liverpool.
Wijnaldum has scored other memorable goals too. He got the decisive in during the club’s 2016/17 season to gain qualification for the Champions League in the first time after many years.
He has always been a man to rely upon. A midfielder who is never injured and who will always perform his best when he is in the team.
But according to the Times the love affair between Georginio Wijnaldum and the club will be coming to an end. The news outlet claims that the Dutchman has signed a pre-contract with Barcelona and he will be leaving on a free this summer.
The news has been expected for some time now. Even though there were hopes the Dutchman would change his mind. Jurgen Klopp will now face the difficult task of trying to replace Georginio Wijnaldum in his team.
It will be difficult to find the right candidate. Wijnaldum’s energy, ability on the ball and his versatility is hard to find.
Enock Mwepu, Florian Neuhaus or Yves Bissouma would all be interesting options. Who the club choses will remain to be seen. One thing for sure, there will be many candidates on Michael Edwards’ shortlist.
The Reds’ have always had to fill gaps in the team under Klopp, not replace established players in the team. This will be a new task. And one fans will be hoping the club gets right.
Who would you like to see replace Georginio Wijnaldum?