A report from England on Monday suggests Liverpool may not choose to replace the recently departed Georginio Wijnaldum.
Wijnaldum departs Liverpool
After five years at the club, Georginio Wijnaldum’s Liverpool stint has finally come to an end.
The midfielder joined the Reds from Newcastle in 2016 and went on to become a key cog in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.
The now 30-year-old notched 237 appearances for Liverpool and was instrumental in them securing their 6th Champions League and first-ever Premier League title.
Even this past season, when the majority of Liverpool’s players – including Jordan Henderson and Fabinho – suffered spells on the sidelines through injury, Wijnaldum was one of the few constants for the Merseysiders.
Despite his importance to Klopp’s system, Wijnaldum has now left Liverpool, joining PSG on a free transfer following his contract expiring:
Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) June 10, 2021
Will Liverpool sign a replacement midfielder?
However, a report from The Athletic on Monday suggests that Liverpool are not currently in the market for a central midfielder:
Senior Anfield sources insist they aren’t currently in the market for a midfielder.
But who will take the Dutchman’s place in the midfield instead?
The aforementioned source claims that Fabinho will be playing in midfield a lot more next seaosn, whilst Jordan Henderson should also be back fit.
Elsewhere, Thiago is expected to play a much bigger role, whilst Curtis Jones is guaranteed more minutes.
🔺 Neuhaus a potential Wijnaldum replacement for #LFC
🔺 Scouted extensively but no approach at this stage
🔺 Has #UCL experience with Gladbach & scored on #GER debut
🔺 Strong at carrying & passing the ball forwards from deep
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) June 21, 2021
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