Liverpool fans are beginning to realise just how important Georginio Wijnaldum can be to this team after the midfielder caught the eye with another strong display against a top six rival.
The Dutchman provided a touch of class with a perfectly weighted through ball to set up Sadio Mane’s opening goal and proved to be an influential figure at both ends of the pitch all game.
His natural instinct to play on the half turn saw him pose as a key link between defence and attack as he helped Liverpool rediscover the movement and fluidity that has been missing over the past few weeks.
He, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana were a formidable midfield trio with all three hunting to retrieve the ball together and offering help in the final third when needed.
It was a system that worked and one Jurgen Klopp must stick with for the game against Leicester in just over two weeks’ time.
Squawka statistics have summed up a strong afternoon for Wijnaldum.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s game by numbers vs. Spurs:
89% pass accuracy
3 tackles won
2 aerial duels won
1 chance created
All action. pic.twitter.com/gGhM7slUmj
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 11, 2017