Gini Wijnaldum has been speaking his time so far at Liverpool and has offered some intriguing insight into how Jurgen Klopp likes to set up his midfield.
Wijnaldum was a £25 million summer signing from Newcastle over the summer and has quickly settled into his new role. He is now a vital component of how Klopp operates his team in the centre of the park, and he has quickly won the adulation of the fans.
He has played as part of a central three with Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson in all six of our league games so far, meaning Emre Can is going to struggle to win his place back after finally recovering from his injury.
Speaking about Klopp’s tactics, he admitted he had needed to reassess his approach to the game.
“He doesn’t really give a lot of jobs to players. He tells me to be free and play how I can play. But sometimes it is different,” he said (official site)
“It depends on what the other players are doing. You have to look at the other players. For example, if Lallana goes forward and Henderson also goes, I have to stay.
“Sometimes I have to get used to it because, normally, I’m the one who goes all the time. Now, I have to also look at the other players.
“That’s the thing that has changed the most in my way of football – that I have to look more at the other players.”
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