Excellent signing!! He is evolving into a great all round midfielder.
Wow, I hated him early in the season. Called him a waste of money, should have kept Joe Allen etc (still should have as cover) but over the last few months he's been one of our best players consistently, especially in the big games. Was arguably MotM again yesterday.
I can see the logic why people don't rate Wijnaldum
He play as a winger when he made it breakthrough then attacking midfielder in Dutch league
When he was at Newcastle he played as attacking midfielder and lot of fans did not rate him
Liverpool fans questioning he can't play in central midfield, never played there before and so on
Like me few a of fans on here knew that he had played central midfield before not new role for him
When he started playing for Liverpool as central midfield everyone question that is attacking midfielder and that's why should be playing all the time
Been say all season he's doing all the nitty gritty stuff which fans don't really appreciate that much unless it's a bit of skill and quality
Now he's starting to gel with the team his confidence is growing and he's influence on the team is also starting to show confidence and scoring more goals
Klopp is working his magic on him.
Like the debate/discussion I saw elsewhere about Mane and referenced Suarez and was whether he'd improved here. We bought Suarez from Ajax for £23m and maybe they could have demanded more, maybe they just realised Suarez was unlikely to 'take it lying down' and would engineer a move anyway, it's not as if he hadn't been naughty (you know how) before and so maybe to them £23m was a reasonable price they might fight tooth and nail for a bit extra for but may end not.
Mane I still argue was at best about worth what we paid, but to tie in with Wijnaldum I'm less prone to believe the silly money bandied about for players sets a worthwhile benchmark. In both regards, Wijnaldum and Mane, I am happy enough (now) we signed both, would rather we developed a habit of buying players like them from source at a much cheaper price, but the £60m or whatever they cost combined is maybe only £20m more than I'd value them (at the point we bought) Mane has done very well, is a crucial component, but for me some way off being as big an influence as Suarez was.
I'll now duck for cover and never return with so many on here not liking it when someone 'dissents'
I feel both have improved their consistency to a new level and that will have an impact moreso next season. Mane will be unplayable even more often next season. He has shown on a number of occasions that he's an absolute nightmare for defenders. Winjaldum despite a slow start when he was good, but not brilliant has improved the longer the season went on.
It's these sort of things as fans we do want to see from players that commanded high fees and that's overall improvement and the want to improve. We have that in Firmino, Lallana, Winjaldum and Mane and I'm convinced that Klopp has had something to do with their overall improvement.
You could also say playing with better players could help. I'm not sure it's 'wild' up and down form from Gini and Mane. I bet playing for Newcastle being relegated there were games he just didn't see enough of the ball.
He's begun to add goals to his game, which is good! But he needs to be more consistent in terms of his performances home and away. Overall I think he's been a good signing (applied himself at a bigger club much better than Sissoko has at Spurs), hope he continues to develop into a really decent player next season.
A lot of pressure on wijnaldum now lallana is injured.
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