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Lallana says 27-year-old Liverpool star is the ‘natural successor’ to Wijnaldum role at Anfield

Dom Toner

Adam Lallana has claimed he thinks Liverpool star Andy Robertson is someone that can succeed Georginio Wijnaldum in his role within the leadership group at Anfield.

30-year-old Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum has waved his goodbyes this summer after an amazing Reds career. He’s joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

As well as his impact on the pitch, Liverpool will be losing his leadership qualities going into next season.

Lallana, who is an ex-Liverpool player that knows the current squad well, has explained there is a leadership group at the Merseyside club consisting of senior players.

He’s put forward Liverpool and Scotland left-back Robertson as a player to fill the void Wijnaldum is leaving.

“With Georginio Wijnaldum having left this summer, there is a place alongside Jordan [Henderson], Virgil van Dijk and James Milner in the senior leadership group that is now free. Robbo would be a natural successor in my opinion,” Lallana wrote for The Times.

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Robertson definitely leader material at Liverpool

Robertson is every bit a leader in the squad at Anfield.

Firstly, he’s the captain of his country Scotland. He’s preparing to lead them out against England on Friday night at Euro 2020. Secondly, he’s been part of the core side that has achieved so much so far in Jurgen Klopp’s reign. Finally, it seems like he’s never injured and the most reliable player at the club.

The 27-year-old wears his heart on his sleeve whenever he’s on the pitch, so has been a fan favourite from day one.

It’s great for Liverpool to have so many influential figures scattered across their team. This is one of the reasons you should expect them to bounce back next season after losing the Premier League title. 

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