'Has to be a joke?': Liverpool fans bemused at reports they won't seek Wijnaldum replacement
Liverpool fans have been left less than impressed after reports suggested the club won’t seek a replacement for the outgoing midfielder, Gini Wijnaldum.
The Dutch midfield star called time on his Liverpool career last week, with a guard of honour in front of the Anfield faithful. Wijnaldum leaves following a successful spell, in which he capture both the Champions League and Premier League.
Liverpool won’t sign Gini Wijnaldum replacement
Liverpool moved to sign Ibrahima Konate yesterday. However, despite that big capture, The Athletic claim there’ll be no such spend on a replacement for Wijnaldum.
Instead, it is claimed Jurgen Klopp is content with the likes of Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. In fact, the Reds boss is so happy, that he’s even prepared to sell Marko Grujic, who is another midfielder.
But on a day of positivity after the Konate signing, the stance on Wijnaldum has left some Reds fans baffled. Twitter was awash with Liverpool supporters commenting on the reports.
It’s safe to say that most Reds fans aren’t too impressed. Here’s a look, then, at what was being said by some Liverpool fans.
This has to be a joke…a red herring….wijnaldum replacement is a minimum requirement. To challenge city for the title we need 2 midfielders to come in! Too many injury prone players in the squad at the moment.
— Fahim (@Fahim_LDN) May 28, 2021
This has not replacing lovren last season all over it again.
We all know what happened without van Dijk and gomez…
— Phil Latham (@lathamphil1) May 28, 2021
If true we riot
— Lexi (@lfclexi) May 28, 2021
Extremely bad idea. Even all those mentioned injury prone players no body can play in Fabinho’s role. We desperately needed a defensive minded midfielder who can stay fit.
— KSJaki (@Khalidjaki) May 28, 2021
Can’t be true given how much Klopp has relied on Gini over the past three years
— Steve Gorman (@SGIRE82) May 28, 2021
Ridiculous if he doesn’t the rest of our midfield spend half the time with the physio
— kris (@KrisBulley9) May 28, 2021
Remember how that turned out with Lovren 🤷♀️🤷♀️
— Neil Doherty (@neilzo90) May 28, 2021
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