Gini Wijnaldum has a fascinating tale to tell. His point of view on the situation. About how this player, who wanted to stay at Liverpool and whose influence Jurgen Klopp desperately wanted to keep, finds himself smiling down the camera in the Parc des Princes stands, wearing the PSG badge.
He still has a few things he wants to say. They will almost certainly include contract and conversation specifics. What was anticipated and what was provided. Why did he leave Anfield after his contract expired this summer after five years? He believes that the supporters have a right to know.
They may have to wait a little longer for the complete debriefing, at least for the time being. Wijnaldum said, “it will come but I don’t think now is the time. I would love to say but I don’t think it fits now.”
He talks about how Mauricio Pochettino, a manager who sought to sign him for Tottenham while he was still a Newcastle player, has made him feel appreciated at PSG, in their negotiations with him, and in describing the project under him. He claims he didn’t always feel that love towards the conclusion of his tenure at Liverpool.
He said, “there was a moment I didn’t feel loved and appreciated. Not by my team-mates, not the people at Melwood. From them I know, I can say they all love me and I love them. It was not from that side, more the other side.”
Wijnaldum and Klopp were desperate to extend his stay, according to the storey so far. His significance to Klopp was undeniable. In the Premier League last season, only Mo Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andy Robertson played more outfield minutes for Liverpool. However, the club’s owners, FSG, were adamant in their refusal to give long, lucrative contracts to players above the age of 30.
It wasn’t just the owners who made him feel unloved, assuming that’s who sits on ‘the other side.’ Wijnaldum also claims that certain Liverpool supporters online singled him out unfairly.