Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after spotting what Gini Wijnaldum was doing in the 89th minute last night.
With Real Madrid camped inside their own box, time was running out for Liverpool to get their two goals needed to progress.
As a fan, you’d want everyone in red paying full attention, showing for the ball and trying to break Zinedine Zidane’s side down as quickly as possible.
So, when Liverpool supporters spotted Wijnaldum kneeling down to tie his laces, they really weren’t happy.
Thiago Alcântara was on the ball, and nearly lost it playing a somewhat short pass to Trent Alexander-Arnold, which was nearly intercepted.
Wijnaldum would’ve offered him a simple option to pass to, but he had ruled himself out of that sequence of play by choosing to tie his laces.
Of course, you can’t blame the Dutchman for doing it. Had he left them undone and tripped over while in possession, he surely would’ve been criticised for that too.
However, Wijnaldum probably should’ve waited for a break in play, in truth.
In fairness to the 30-year-old, he had a good game.
Wijnaldum was brave on the ball, embarking on three successful dribbles as WhoScored shows.
However, he will – sadly – only be remembered in this game for his horrible miss in the first-half, as well as his decision to tie his laces when Jürgen Klopp needed all hands on deck.
Let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter have been saying about the 89th minute moment…
My pups broke the tv remote when this happened— fulltime nutter #FSGOUT (@itssaliiiiii) April 14, 2021
*Captain Gini Wijnaldum. Embarrassing.— Niko (@NikoBelixx) April 14, 2021
He has lost interest playing for LFC since Barca is after him. Yes, he has done a lot for the team in the past. But there's no point playing someone who's heart is no longer there for the team he's playing for. Past few games his performance has been horrendous.— DeeJayB* (@dinesjayabalan) April 15, 2021
This guy has his head in Barcelona already— S (@Sid_LFC) April 14, 2021
I feel sick https://t.co/fxzOLRXfWj— Riku (@RikusDream) April 14, 2021
He had a decent game tonight but that there just ruined it for him now https://t.co/JyNURhWpSb— VFL_Jota20 (@VFL_Jota20) April 14, 2021