Fans react to Liverpool attacker Wijnaldum's Netherlands performance in central midfield

Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands speaks to the media during the Netherlands Training session held at KNVB Sportcentrum on March 20, 2018 in Zeist, Netherlands.  The Netherlands will...

Ronald Koeman had a surprise role for Liverpool ace Georginio Wijnaldum.

Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands speaks to the media during the Netherlands Training session held at KNVB Sportcentrum on March 20, 2018 in Zeist, Netherlands.  The Netherlands will...

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is in and out of the Reds' side, but he remains a regular starter for Holland.

Wijnaldum started for the Netherlands last night in a surprise role, he was picked by manager Ronald Koeman in central midfield.

The Liverpool star was picked as the most central of three players, alongside Brighton's Davy Propper and Ajax's Donny van de Beek.

Wijnaldum helped the Dutch cruise to an impressive 3-0 win over the Euro 2016 champions, who withdrew Cristiano Ronaldo with the side three down.

 

Wijnaldum's Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk netted the third goal, with ex-Red Ryan Babel following up Memphis Depay's opener.

The easy win made the experiment with Wijnaldum in central midfield a success, although it is too early to tell if it is an experiment Ronald Koeman will look to repeat.

He was substituted off after 67 minutes, having completed 92 per cent of his passes.

Jeremain Lens of the Netherlands in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between the Netherlands and Luxembourg held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 9, 2017 in...

Wijnaldum had one effort on goal which was off target, and made two interceptions.

His versatility has been a big asset for Liverpool since his move from Newcastle United, and this was further evidence of why Jurgen Klopp is a big fan.

Here is a look at how fans reacted on twitter to his performance. It was not all positive, but there was enough to demonstrate reason for encouragment...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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