Wijnaldum fires second shot at Liverpool after reaffirming prior ‘desire to stay’ at Anfield

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Gini Wijnaldum has taken aim at Liverpool once again, claiming that the club lacked the desire to hold on to the midfielder at Anfield.

The former No.5 once again reiterated his prior intention to remain in Merseyside, despite failed contract negotiations with the Reds’ hierarchy leading to the player moving on from Jurgen Klopp’s men in favour of linking up with Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG.

“Several months ago, I had expressed the desire to stay in Liverpool but, without going into details, Liverpool did not give me the feeling of wanting to keep me,” the Dutchman told L’Equipe (via Goal). “In these cases, we have to move forward.”

The joint-top league leaders resumed domestic football without having sourced a replacement for the 30-year-old, despite speculation having linked them with a host of central midfielders.

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It’s clear to all that the vast majority of staff at Liverpool – including the coaches and Wijnaldum’s fellow teammates – desperately wanted him to remain at Anfield.

Such an eventuality, sadly, failed to materialise, leaving us with a considerable vacancy to plug.

As things stand, however, we have started the league campaign soundly with 10 points taken from a possible 12, with success this term certainly possible if serious injuries can be avoided.

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  1. This guy needs to shut up already. He left for free and went to the highest bidder salary wise (before Messi signed up) dropping his so called long dream of playing at Barca.. ok? So, we wished him well, thanked him for his great service and that’s the end of that. No one at Liverpool bitches and moans about what could have been. We moved on, time for him to do the same. If he really wanted to stay he could have easily done so, it’s not like Pool discarded him.. we made him a good offer, in line with what the club feels we can and should for a player of his value and age. He wanted more, plain and simple. Which is his right and good luck to him. It was his decision solely and he made it after dragging it out to the point where we couldn’t even get any fee for him, move on and stop talking about ‘you wanted to stay, loved the club’ bla bla bla.. enough already. Enjoy Paris and Messi and Mbappe and winning titles every year just by showing up. The more he talks the more he burns every bridge and his legacy at Pool.

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