After the roller-coaster ride of their 4-3 triumph over Leeds United last weekend, Liverpool enjoyed a more comfortable win against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds took home all three points thanks to a double from Sadio Mane, with Andreas Christensen’s red card at the end of the first-half ensuring Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t have to sweat too much.
One man who didn’t enjoy the greatest of games for the Merseyside club however, was Georginio Wijnaldum. The Netherlands international has got greater competition for his place following Thiago’s arrival, and on the basis of his display against Chelsea, he’s certainly the one whose place is most under threat.
As per Sofascore, three of his four shots were off target, was dribbled past three times, and lost possession on eight separate occasions. And after watching his performance, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations.
— Liverpoolzy* (@Liverpool_zy) September 20, 2020
Gini and Keita both completely ghosting this game so far
— Daryl (@BirdyBirdLFC) September 20, 2020
Would have taken off Wijnaldum, he’s been invisible so far. Maybe Henderson still not 90 mins fit yet.
— Matt Green (@GreenyLFC19) September 20, 2020
Idk why he keeps trying fancy things its so frustrating
— YNWA LFC (@YNWA6TIMESLFC) September 20, 2020
As per Wijnaldum invisible
— salah fan (@mattftbI) September 20, 2020
A couple of Liverpool fans seemed to have had enough with Wijnaldum, and suggested that he should leave – reports of course have claimed that Barcelona are very much interested in luring him away from Anfield.
Wijnaldum should never play for us hes so so so bad
— oscar (@oxxscar) September 20, 2020
Gini Wijnaldum needs to leave now
— Florida man (@Fl0rid4M4n) September 20, 2020
If Liverpool fans were waiting to see how Thiago would start life on Merseyside, then the Spain international didn’t disappoint with his second-half appearance.
Despite playing just 45 minutes, he made more passes than anyone for Chelsea, and Klopp will be keen to get him into the starting line-up as soon as possible.
Wijnaldum’s ineffectiveness against the Blues may just give him the reason to get the former Bayern Munich man integrated immediately.