Liverpool were pushed hard during their 3-2 victory over West Ham United, but they still managed to walk away with all three points, something they have pulled with impressive regularity off this season.
While the comeback goals will take a lot of the credit for ensuring this happened, Liverpool have also recognised Georginio Wijnaldum’s opener, as well as some of his other highlights.
This has got fans praising the Dutchman for his contribution to the team.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 26, 2020
There are plenty of superlatives that have been used to describe the 29-year-old, including “absolute monster”, “maestro” and “outstanding”.
One fan has also suggested that “Gini is a better and [more] natural baller than Bruno [Fernandes]”.
A part of his game that could go under the radar is his defensive work, which he highlighted against the Hammers, as he completed one tackle and two clearances.
Everyone know knows football knows Gini is a better and natural baller than Bruno
— Gene (@ElReyNino) February 26, 2020
— RMN CTY CBRA (@RomanCityCobra) February 26, 2020
— Chuxx™ (@MrReliable05) February 26, 2020
And that doesn’t even show the work he does without the ball…outstanding player 👏🏽
— 🏆🏆🏆 Love4 Liverpool FC 🏆🏆🏆 (@Love4LFC) February 26, 2020
Gini been excellent. 👍 💪 👏 👌 😊
— Walter Culshaw (@culshaw_walter) February 27, 2020
There has also been a lot of appreciation for what Wijnaldum offers when he has the ball at his feet, with one stating that he is an “incredibly efficient player”.
The midfielder recorded very impressive statistics in this regard, completing 98% of the passes he made, one key pass and two dribbles.
All of this, as well as the fact that he has started 26 Premier League games this term, are making Wijnaldum an important player for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Imagine thinking you can take the ball off this man
— Durk (@Durk88000353) February 26, 2020
Incredible efficient player. Would like to see % of passes right stats of all midfielders. He’s with the best.
— Patrick Hanekamp (@PHANEKAMPupdate) February 26, 2020
This man never lets the ball go 😅🔥
— OLA (@l_laitan) February 26, 2020