Wijnaldum speaks out on Liverpool exit having wanted to stay
Georginio Wijnaldum feels he was forced out of Liverpool.
The Dutchman’s contract at Anfield expired at the end of last season.
That saw him sign for PSG, however it seems he’s not happy with the end of his time on Merseyside.
It must have been hard for him to take.
Wijnaldum spent five seasons playing under Jurgen Klopp, winning the Premier League and Champions League in his time there.
Speaking to L’Equipe (via Goal), Wijnaldum stated:
“Several months ago, I had expressed the desire to stay in Liverpool but, without going into details, Liverpool did not give me the feeling of wanting to keep me.”
“In these cases, we have to move forward.”
He clearly wanted to stay at Liverpool, but the hierarchy failed to put a new deal on the table.
However, the Reds went out and brought in a new midfield man in the shape of Thiago Alcantara in 2020.
The Spaniard joined from Bayern Munich for a fee of £20m (BBC), and he’s been the one who has stepped into the hole left by Wijnaldum.
In his first season he was often left on the bench behind Wijnaldum, yet this season he’s stepped into the side more often.
At least for the Dutchman he now has a chance to win more titles at PSG.
He has the chance to play alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and many more.
Whether or not he’ll win another Champions League title in Paris remains to be seen.
Although you get the feeling from his comments that he’d much rather have remained in Liverpool.
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