Gini Wijnaldum has been a real positive influence on our season so far. In our opening three wins, he played as a no.6, anchoring the midfield, and received plaudits for the manner in which he did it, too.
Against Leicester last time out he was used in a more advanced position due to Jordan Henderson’s return to the side, but was still decent.
For his national side though, Wijnaldum was hauled off at half-time last night, with Netherlands losing 1-0 to Peru at the time. They went on to win 2-1, but Dutch fans on Twitter lamented the fact Gini wasn’t putting in the kind of performance he does at club level.
Wijnaldum dropping a 0/10 imagine my shock
— Niek 🇳🇱 (@FatalFrenkie) September 6, 2018
Soon as Wijnaldum leaves for interlull he becomes a League One level player smh
— Töby the Lego Haired Hunk (@Mkhitobyan) September 6, 2018
Babel wijnaldum c’est catastrophique
— mud🇬🇳🇳🇱 (@tigerfire145) September 6, 2018
Wijnaldum for Liverpool >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wijnaldum for The Netherlands
— Bas 🇳🇱 (@BasselonaFC) September 6, 2018
Virgil van Dijk also played, as he skippers Holland. Our brilliant defender plays alongside Ajax youngster Matthijs de Ligt, who’s still a teenager.
Both van Dijk and Wijnaldum will return to Melwood, as the Netherlands have no more international fixtures until October, when the curse of the international break strikes again!