Paul Scholes dangles Liverpool carrot to Wijnaldum amid Barcelona hyperlinks
Paul Scholes claims Georginio Wijnaldum can be making a mistake quitting Liverpool for Barcelona after declaring his perception that Jurgen Klopp’s aspect will win the Premier League title once more this season.
Wijnaldum is within the closing yr of his contract at Anfield, the place he has been since 2016. In that point, he has picked up medals within the Premier League and Champions League.
He stays a key participant for Jurgen Klopp, however his coach could quickly must discover a method to work with out him. Wijnaldum shall be free to barter with international golf equipment from January.
The Dutchman served a well timed reminder of his significance to Liverpool with one other stellar show on Sunday. And the purpose Wijnaldum scored was the decide of the bunch as Wolves have been crushed 4-0 at Anfield.
Requested concerning the midfielder after the sport, Klopp admitted he nonetheless hoped the Dutchman would keep.
“I hope so. You may see he performs on a regular basis, we now have an excellent relationship,” the German mentioned.
However whereas Klopp wasn’t capable of say an excessive amount of, Amazon Prime pundit Scholes made it completely clear why a transfer to Barcelona can be a mistake.
“Why would he need to depart, the way in which they (Liverpool) are enjoying with attacking soccer each week?
“He was linked to Barcelona but it surely by no means got here off, however why would you need to depart? I believe they’ll win the league once more and it’s an thrilling workforce for him to play in.
“He’s a Barcelona type participant and he might match into Barcelona’s system. And I do know there’s that Dutch connection – that’s going to be huge at Barcelona. Particularly with Koeman there or for a way for much longer we don’t know as a result of they’re struggling. However why would you permit such an thrilling workforce?”
Pressed on why he admires him a lot, Scholes added: “I similar to the whole lot he does. He goes about his enterprise quietly, there’s nothing flashy about his recreation. He’s nice defensively, he’s an actual plus level for Liverpool.
“He performs each week, he’s one of many first names on the teamsheet. And he pops up with necessary targets, it’s his first of the season however over the previous few years he’s been good.”
Scholes turns into the second former Manchester United legend to pile reward on Wijnaldum. Final week, Rio Ferdinand proclaimed his “love” for the Reds star.
These emotions have been echoed by Scholes’ fellow Amazon Prime pundit Peter Crouch.
He additionally deplored Wijnaldum to not give up Liverpool for Barcelona.
“You take a look at Barcelona and Actual Madrid they usually’re the holy grail for some gamers however generally it doesn’t work out. Liverpool are a greater choice than them.”
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Wijnaldum coy on Liverpool future
Wijnaldum himself was fast to dodge the questions posed to him about his Liverpool future after Sunday’s win.
“I already mentioned in my earlier interview that I don’t need to talk about my contract state of affairs,” Wijnaldum mentioned. “I discuss video games, performances and soccer. The membership ought to talk about this.
“After all there’s a connection (with the membership and the followers), there was a connection from the primary second I got here right here. The followers assist me quite a bit.”
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