Gini Wijnaldum was great against Napoli on Saturday, and he’s shining at Anfield this evening v Torino as well!
Not only did the Dutchman score a lovely goal following an assist from Roberto Firmino, but he produced an all-action first 45 minutes – which featured forward passes, forward runs and intelligent pressing.
Gini is often criticised for not contributing enough and drifting through games, but he’s actually playing further ahead of Naby Keita tonight – with the Guinean looking quite rusty.
As a result, Liverpool fans have compared the two, although it must be said this isn’t a criticism of the latter but a compliment of the former Newcastle man.
We reckon Wijnaldum will play against West Ham on Sunday, with Fabinho holding the midfield and Keita on the other side.
Jordan Henderson may be fit enough to play from the outset one week later when we take on Crystal Palace.
Gini Wijnaldum doing a great impression of Naby Keita Goals and Skills 2018 HD
— Matt Volpi (@matt_volpi) August 7, 2018
Gini Wijnaldum is obviously a man out to prove a point.
— Mark S (@jacobs_ladder71) August 7, 2018
Wijnaldum is doing everything I thought Keita would 😂
— Lee 🔴🇮🇪 (@mightyreds88) August 7, 2018
Gini Wijnaldum channeling his inner Clarence Seedorf this first half.
— SH (@Sennesation) August 7, 2018
Big season for Wijnaldum I think, been brilliant so far here
— Larry Houdini (@lawbeau94) August 7, 2018
Who are you and what have you done with Gini Wijnaldum? Since when does he make runs past the forwards?
— Jamie (@JamieGriff97) August 7, 2018
Lmaoo Wijnaldum making all the runs I thought Keita would do 😂😂
— ً (@bubbIxs) August 7, 2018
Looks to me Wijnaldum will get more chance to push forward, makes good runs hopefully he can get more assists and goals this season!
— Shamu (@ShxmvLFC) August 7, 2018
Wijnaldum is having the game of his life
— Jonathan (@JCLFC23) August 7, 2018