EM – Liverpool didn’t make me feel like they wanted to keep me, says Georginio Wijnaldum


The midfielder says a lack of confidence from the Liverpool officials led to his departure from Anfield, claiming they “didn’t make me feel like I wanted to keep”.

Published: September 14, 2021 17:26 |

Last updated: September 14, 2021 5:26 PM

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PARIS: Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, has insisted that he originally wanted to extend his stint with former club Liverpool FC.

The midfielder says a shortage The confidence of the Liverpool officials led to his departure from Anfield, claiming that they “didn’t make me feel like I wanted to keep”.

“You follow your feeling,” said the 30-year-old on Goal .com to L’Equipe. “A few months ago I said I wanted to stay at Liverpool, but without going into details, Liverpool didn’t make me feel like they wanted to keep me. In these cases we have to move forward.”

The one from Liverpool Dutch midfielder signed with the club from the French capital until June 30, 2024.

Born in Rotterdam and a product of the youth academy Sparta Rotterdam, he played for two of the biggest clubs in his home country in Feyenoord (135 games, 25 goals) and then for PSV Eindhoven (154 games, 56 goals), with whom he won the 2014-15 Eredivisie title.

After a season at Newcastle United, “Gini” moved to Liverpool FC in the summer of 2016. The versatile midfielder won the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League crown with the Reds in 2019-2020. He played 237 games and scored 22 goals for the Reds, as well as winning the 2020 UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

At the age of 30, Georginio Wijnaldum has also become an important member of the Dutch national team in recent years, where he made 75 international appearances, scored 22 goals and helped the Netherlands to third place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Before that, Gini had represented his country at U17, U19 and U21 levels.

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