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Gini Wijnaldum emerges as Liverpool?s Dembele-esque silent leader

Following back-to-back draws, Liverpool put recent jitters behind them as they returned to winning ways at Bournemouth’s expense. It was yet another performance which highlighted […]
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Following back-to-back draws, Liverpool put recent jitters behind them as they returned to winning ways at Bournemouth’s expense.
It was yet another performance which highlighted the importance of Georginio Wijnaldum in Liverpool’s midfield.
Aside from bagging a goal, his second this season, the Dutchman was here, there and everywhere. His five touches in the Bournemouth penalty area was substantially higher than his season average (0.95 per game). Having missed the West Ham stalemate, Wijnaldum’s presence felt like a breath of fresh air. In fact, it is his absence at the London Stadium that further illustrated exactly what he brings to the table.

“An outstanding player”
His Dutch upbringing has made for a versatile player. In fact, Wijnaldum has played in no fewer than six positions under Klopp since joining the Merseyside giants from Newcastle United (where he suffered the ignominy of relegation) in 2016.
Originally a ‘number 10’, and regular scorer of goals, the Rotterdammer would gradually move away from the role he made his own at PSV Eindhoven at Newcastle United, where Wijnaldum was occasionally deployed on the flanks.
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