Liverpool will be looking to extend their three-point lead at the top of the table on Sunday afternoon as their unbeaten record is on the line.
Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Gini Wijnaldum isn’t appreciated as he stated that it’s ‘not my fault’ that the Liverpool midfielder goes ‘under the radar’.
The Reds have been very successful during these past 18 or so months, and someone like Wijnaldum has played a huge part in their success, including their Champions League win in June.
He has been a regular in the middle of the park for Klopp, who’s energetic and high pressing system involves his midfield players to work like no other trio in the Premier League.
Ahead of Liverpool’s home clash against Tottenham, Klopp was full of praise for his player, as he boldly claimed that he is the ‘perfect midfielder’.
“It is not my fault if he goes under the radar,” Klopp told The Telegraph. “Gini speaks on the pitch with the way he plays. He is the perfect midfielder.
“He has all the things you need – both directions, small spaces, big spaces, hard challenges, fine football, all of that. Gini is a good personality in the dressing room. He is not the guy who says yes to everything.
“It’s not really a case of him knocking on my door but there are things he doesn’t like and that is normal. The perfect reaction was when I didn’t start him against Barcelona. Then he came on and scored two goals. Afterwards, I said: You scored twice’. He replied ‘Yes, but that’s because you didn’t let out’. I said: ‘So who is right now?’”
Wijnaldum moved to Anfield from Newcastle during the summer of 2016 when he made a £25 million switch from then-relegated Premier League side [BBC Sport].
During his time at St James’ Park, he has used to be a bit of a goalscorer, but whilst he hasn’t been able to match those goalscoring feats at Liverpool, he has netted some very valuable goals.
His standout strike(s) came during that epic semi-final win over Barcelona in the Champions League last season, and it’s a game that the Anfield faithful will no doubt remember for a very, very long time.