Many Liverpool fans have been lauding Georginio Wijnaldum on social media for his ‘amazing’ performance against KRC Genk in the Champions League.
The Dutch midfielder has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s most frequently called upon options this season, with Wijnaldum playing the fifth-highest number of minutes among the Reds squad in the Premier League.
He has also now started two of their four Champions League group stage ties this term, and marked his latest outing with the opening goal on Tuesday night.
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Wijnaldum’s strike in the 14th-minute came as he prodded the ball into the roof of the net from close range, when Genk captain Sebastian Dewaest failed to clear James Milner’s low cross.
Opening the scoring also meant that three of Wijnaldum’s last four goals for Liverpool have come in the Champions League, following the £75,000-per-week midfielder’s brace in the semi-final second-leg comeback win against Barcelona in May.
Tuesday night’s encounter with Genk was not an affair which the Dutchman only had a goal to show for his efforts, either, as fans have lauded the 28-year-old for helping to set the pace against the Belgian side.
Wijnaldum recorded 68 touches at Anfield, from which he played 52 passes, delivered one key ball, made three successful dribbles and took a total of two shots, per WhoScored data.
Of his 52 passes, 25 were also marked as being forward balls, with 15 of those coming in the final third.
Here are some of the messages shared on his performance…
Brilliant tonight Gini. You were my MOTM
— TalkingRed ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (@TalkingRed23) November 5, 2019
Setting the Pace.
Great team touches
— Bernard Ik. Frank (@Ben_of_Umueze) November 6, 2019
One of your best performance Gini! Hope to see more of that 🔥
— nat (@ddl_muses) November 6, 2019
Great game today big guy!
— Kristin Wilkinson (@SilentKW) November 5, 2019
You were amazing today, let’s do this again on Sunday. ❤❤
— Thoby (@sammykul08) November 5, 2019
MotM for me today. Nice work Gini.
— SoCalPizza (@SocalPizzaLFC) November 5, 2019
Congrats Gini one of the best again and a really smart goal 👏🏼 YNWA ❤️
— Peter (@LFCKINGS) November 5, 2019
Yesss Gini 💪🏻💪🏻 You played well tonight
— Amy (@AmyLFC11) November 5, 2019