The Reds midfielder was given licence to roam higher up the pitch than at Anfield – to devastating effect for the Dutch.

A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to praise Georginio Wijnaldum for his impressive display for the Netherlands in the Euro 2020 qualifying win over Germany in Hamburg on Friday night.

The Reds midfielder grabbed an assist and a goal as the Oranje ran out 4-2 winners over the four-time world champions and put themselves back into contention for top spot in Group C, currently held by Northern Ireland.

Serge Gnabry had given Germany an early lead before Frenkie de Jong and Jonathan Tah’s own goal put the Dutch ahead and, even though Toni Kroos scored a penalty following a controversial decision, Wijnaldum dinked a great pass across for Donyell Malen to fire home for the lead.

With more licence to push forward than normally granted at Liverpool thanks to Marten de Roon and Frenkie de Jong alongside him in midfield, the Anfield ace sealed the win in added time after triggering a counter-attack which culminated in a 65-yard run up the pitch and a tap-in for the visitors’ fourth.

Here is what some Liverpool fans wrote on social media about the £45million-valued ace (Transfermarkt):

Following their first victory over Die Mannschaft on German soil since 2002, the Netherlands are now three points behind the second-placed Germans with a game in hand.

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