Liverpool fans hailed midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum this evening for his dominant performance in the 1st half of their game against Brighton.
Wijnaldum’s position in the Reds’ side may have been under question this summer following the acquisitions of midfielder’s Fabinho and Naby Keita.
However after today’s performance, it seems like the Dutchman is perfectly capable of keeping one of the two out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI this season.
Wijnaldum looked cool, calm and collected as part of midfield trio alongside James Milner and new-boy Naby Keita.
The former Newcastle man was influential throughout the first half, and the midfielder was one of the key reasons that Liverpool went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
The home side took the lead in the 21st minute, after some high pressing from Roberto Firmino allowed him slip in Salah, who finished well to put the Reds one goal up
Take a look at how fan’s reacted to the former Newcastle man’s performance:
The pressing and finish for our goal was class! Wijnaldum is on another level this season so far! #LFC
— Tom Smith (@TomskiSmith93) August 25, 2018
Gini Wijnaldum appreciation tweet. He’s on a whole different level this season. pic.twitter.com/wcxNZcKotb
— Samue (@VintageSalah) August 25, 2018
If you have a secret you can tell it to Gini Wijnaldum, because that lad doesn’t give anything away
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) August 25, 2018
Keita has unleashed another side to Wijnaldum and it’s saucy.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) August 25, 2018
ITK Virgins : Liverpool looking to sell Wijnaldum to Fenerbache
Klopp: Hold my beer
Also Wijnaldum: Hold my beer (masterclass in Midfield)
A player actually getting unlocked by Keita, unlocking Pogba my arse
— Exotic Scouse (@Godwinla1) August 25, 2018
??? Gini Wijnaldum completed 100% of his 46 attempted passes in the first half. Really enjoying him in the No. 6 role.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) August 25, 2018
Gini Wijnaldum has been phenomenal. Keita seems to compliment him really well and has brought a new lease of life into his game. Very controlled in possession and looking to push on.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) August 25, 2018
If Wijnaldum is to continue turning in such high level performances for the Anfield outfit, we could see him cement a solid first team place for the club this year.