‘Liverpool gained’t be held to ransom by Wijnaldum’ – Barnes hopes Dutch midfielder needs to remain
The Reds icon wish to see the proficient midfielder decide to a brand new contract, however says Jurgen Klopp solely needs those that “play for the badge”
Liverpool is not going to be “held to ransom” in contract talks with Georginio Wijnaldum, says John Barnes, with the Reds solely inquisitive about gamers who “wish to play for the badge”.
The Netherlands worldwide midfielder is but to decide to recent phrases at Anfield and is because of hit free company in the summertime of 2021.
He shall be free to talk to suitors outdoors of England from January, with stories of curiosity from La Liga giants Barcelona refusing to go away.
Barnes wish to see Liverpool do a take care of Wijnaldum when one other switch window opens, as they discover different recruitment choices within the new yr, however just isn’t satisfied that they need to be bowing to stress in relation to wage calls for.
The Reds legend instructed BonusCodeBets: “Georginio Wijnaldum is a superb participant, I’m unsure if it could be Liverpool’s greatest piece of enterprise within the window, however you desire a participant who’s completely satisfied to remain.
“It might be nice if each the participant and membership may come to an settlement on this window for a brand new deal, however I don’t really feel as if Liverpool shall be held to ransom and provides him a four-year deal on excessive wages.
“The benefit of Liverpool is all the gamers on the membership wish to play for the badge, they’ll all give 100 per cent and attempt to assist Liverpool to win the league, which is all that may be requested for by a squad of gamers. I hope he stays.”
Whereas hoping to see the companies of Wijnaldum retained, Barnes believes Liverpool have sufficient expertise in a star-studded squad to counter any departures.
The Reds definitely boast the firepower to maintain themselves aggressive, with Brazil worldwide striker Roberto Firmino amongst these to have loved a welcome return to type of late.
Barnes mentioned of the South American, who has netted 3 times throughout spectacular victories over Tottenham and Crystal Palace: “For me, Roberto Firmino was at all times probably the most vital gamers within the Liverpool staff.
“Once you take a look at the entrance three, he’s equally as vital as each Mo Salah and Sadio Mane in my view.
“I by no means thought his place within the entrance three was ever beneath menace, he’s way more vital than only a striker that scores targets.
“He creates probabilities for the staff and is essentially the rationale why Salah and Mane rating as many targets as they do. He works laborious and Jurgen Klopp is aware of what a priceless asset he’s to the Liverpool staff.
“It’s nice to see him get on the scoresheet once more, however I don’t really feel his place would ever be beneath menace for a scarcity of targets as he brings a lot extra together with his sport. Having mentioned that, I’m completely satisfied to see him scoring once more.”
Liverpool, who sit high of the Premier League desk at Christmas, shall be again in motion on Sunday once they play host to West Brom.
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