The Dutchman is out of contract in a few months’ time and it’s pretty clear he’ll be departing on a Bosman.
Enrique thinks the club should have handled the matter earlier and that any potential new midfielder has a huge task on his hand to fill Gini’s boots.
‘The problem with Gini is this is a player who can play holding midfield, no.8 – whenever he plays he does well. He never gets injured… He’s always available,’ he told us yesterday during a Zoom call.
‘He’s a player who’ll be missed. Even if we sign a very good midfielder, he has to come to Liverpool and adapt to the Liverpool way – because we play a special type of football that Klopp built – for years now…’
You can watch the full segment on video, below.
We’re resigned to losing Wijnaldum now – but won’t hold any grudges upon his exit. He’s been a wonderful servant and will remain a legend for his role in our glorious Champions League and Premier League triumphs.
Jose Enrique thinks Liverpool have messed up by allowing Gini Wijnaldum's contract to run down in the manner it has…
'He can play holding midfield, no.8 – whenever he plays he does well. He never gets injured…'
Gonna be a big job to replace in the summer 🔴 pic.twitter.com/5pSg7lQ6l6
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 3, 2021