Gini Wijnaldum’s Liverpool future has attracted ceaseless hypothesis this season as the midfielder’s contract with the Merseysiders expires this summer.
Graeme Souness has no longer been been thrilled with the Dutchman’s efforts, accusing the No.5 of missing depth in his play even as hyperlinks to Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona rage on.
“Injuries have damage Liverpool badly, however they have now not performed with the equal depth either. Some gamers have felt sorry for themselves,” the former Red wrote for the Sunday Times (via the Echo).
“They have no longer answered as nicely as Jurgen Klopp would have predicted or desired them to. They felt it wasn’t their yr and have meekly universal that.
“Wijnaldum is leaving for Barcelona and I’m now not positive how I’d have reacted to a participant who made it clear he used to be off, how that goes down in a dressing-room. The gamers may additionally make a comic story of it, however it additionally may also no longer sit down nicely with all of them.
“He’s no longer performed with the identical depth this season, Henderson has been absent with injuries, Naby Keïta has now not proven he can step up, Milner’s some other yr older, Fabinho’s frequently crammed in at centre lower back and Thiago Alcantara has come into a group that’s been huffing and puffing.”
The former Newcastle megastar has been embroiled in consistent negotiations with the Reds, with it being suggested that the club’s presented phrases have failed to mirror the 30-year-old’s wage demands.
Given the significance Jurgen Klopp ascribes to Wijnaldum, it’s a loss one would anticipate to harm Liverpool past the impending window.
Considering his age and the unpredictability of the factor of decline for a midfielder who has tested to be actually indestructible for the Merseyside-based outfit over the remaining 5 seasons, it’s hard to decide whether or not the proper name would be to let him depart on a free.
It’s one the aspect may want to come to feel sorry about however the Premier League holders have admittedly greater than validated the wiseness of their decision-making in switch home windows previous to justify it.