Alan Shearer says Liverpool ace Gini Wijnaldum is Jürgen Klopp's unsung hero

Alan Shearer takes his position in the commentary box ahead of kick-off during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in...

The Liverpool midfielder received big praise today from Alan Shearer.

BBC pundit Alan Shearer looks on before the FA Cup Second round match between Hartlepool United and Blyth Spartans at Victoria Park on December 5, 2014 in Hartlepool, England.

Alan Shearer spoke exclusively to the Sun about Liverpool's excellent season thus far, and highlighted Gini Wijnaldum as a key player for Jürgen Klopp's side, labelling him as 'absolutely sensational'.

The Dutchman joined the Reds from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth somewhere in the region of £25 million, and he has proven to be worth every penny.

 

Wijnaldum has been in wonderful form for Liverpool this season, appearing in all but one of his side's 20 Premier League games thus far, and his energy and drive from the middle of the park has proven to be crucial to the high-octane style in which Klopp's side like to play.

Shearer is certainly a big fan of the 28-year-old midfielder.

The Newcastle legend told the Sun how a lot of the work that Wijnaldum does goes unappreciated, suggesting that he is a key player for Liverpool:

Kenedy of Newcastle United and Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool  during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on December 26, 2018 in Liverpool,...

"One player who will be key for Liverpool is Gini Wijnaldum. He doesn’t get as much praise as he should. But Wijnaldum has been absolutely sensational — bossing the midfield in every game I have seen. He is to Liverpool what Brazilian Fernandinho is to City. It was noticeable how Klopp took him off once the game was won on Saturday to give him a breather."

Liverpool currently sit seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table, and they are now the clear favourites to win the league.

If they are to see the job through, however, every single one of their players will have to perform to their maximum ability between now and May, and Klopp will be hoping that Wijnaldum continues to epitomise everything that being a Liverpool player should entail.

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on December 29, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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