How good was Gini Wijnaldum again today, Reds?
What the Dutchman does so well is use his body to shield the ball and retain possession.
Because we play out from the back, he’s a brilliant option for the defenders, who know they can pass to him with three opponents closing him down and he’ll come away with the ball.
Dave Maddock of the Mirror agrees and has suggested Wijnaldum is developing into a world-class anchorman, or ‘no.6’ as Jurgen Klopp calls them.
Ok, think it's official now: Gini Wijnaldum has all the qualities of a top class (maybe eventually world class) holding midfielder. That may not be the best news for Henderson or Fabinho, but sure is for #LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) September 15, 2018
In the summer, we all assumed Fabinho would be the primary holding option, with Jordan Henderson rotating, but Wijnaldum right now is pretty much undroppable in our strongest side.
Neither the Brazilian or Englishman will be used much as box-to-box players this term, so for now, they’ll have to wait for their chances.
But at big sides, this is a good thing. At some point, injuries will occur and we’ll be able to bring excellent players into the side, to little detriment.