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Gini Wijnaldum justifying the departure of Emre Can and international result highlights how

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Gini Wijnaldum justifying the departure of Emre Can and international result highlights how

The German left Liverpool on a free transfer for Juventus this summer.

This summer Liverpool lost a key first-team player in Emre Can. The Germany international and the Anfield club simply could not see eye-to-eye on a new contract. The 24-year-old continued to give his all for Liverpool and, in the summer, completed a Bosman transfer to Italian champions Juventus.

Whilst not yet a regular starter for the Turin club, he must be enjoying his time in Turin. He has played 10 games for Juventus this season, the Bianconeri winning all 10 of them.

But he did suffer defeat last night, in a humiliating performance v the Netherlands.

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 28: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Emre Can of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield on October 28, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The Dutch cruised to a 3-0 win last night, their biggest margin of victory ever between these two great foes.

It was also a game where Can was given the runaround in midfield by a current Liverpool midfielder. Gini Wijnaldum might be having his best ever season yet for the Reds. Last night was no different as the Liverpool player ran the Germany midfield ragged.

Given a more attacking role under Ronald Koeman’s stewardship, the 27-year-old even topped off his excellent performance with a late solo goal to sugar-coat the win.

Liverpool fans were fairly disappointed they lost Can. In not receiving a fee for the player, there’s no doubt he remains a disappointment. But Wijnaldum is at least showing that they do not need the German international with his displays so far this season.  

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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