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Georginio Wijnaldum puts ball in Liverpool’s court with fresh contract comments

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has hinted that he is waiting for the club to make the first move with regards to extending his contract.

The Netherlands international put in a fine display during his side’s 4-0 thumping of Wolves on Sunday, and scored a superb curling effort in the second half.

The 30-year-old has once again been a hugely important part of Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, making ten starts in 11 Premier League matches so far.

Yet Wijnaldum’s future at Liverpool is still far from certain, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Speaking after the win over Wolves, Wijnaldum – who was linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer – told Amazon Prime they should ask Liverpool about his situation rather than him.

Georginio Wijnaldum was excellent in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Wolves

“I already said in my previous interview I don’t speak about my contract situation, I speak about the games,” he said.

“The club should speak about my contract.

“There was a connection from the first moment that I came here. The supporters support me a lot but like I said it’s not for me to speak about my contract right now.”

Meanwhile. Amazon pundit Paul Scholes stated his belief that Wijnaldum would be best off extending his stay at Anfield.

During the post-match analysis he said: “Why would he want to leave this place? The way this team are playing – attacking football. He’s playing football every week.

Wijnaldum is yet to commit his long-term future to the Reds

“I know there’s a bit of talk about Barcelona in the summer but it never came off. But why would you want to leave a football team like this?

“Look, I think they’ll win the league again and it’s an exciting team to play in.

“He could be a Barcelona player don’t get me wrong, he would fit into their ways, but the way they’re going at the minute they’re really struggling so why leave a place like this?”




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