Liverpool produced a sparkling attacking display to defeat Manchester City on Sunday, winning 4-3 at Anfield in the English Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side became the first side to defeat City in the league this season, sending Pep Guardiola’s men home with nothing to show for an epic battle.
The Reds’ goal heroes on the day were Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, but it was another player who picked up the plaudits of fans after the match.
Georginio Wijnaldum has faced criticism at times this season but has become integral to Klopp’s midfield and produced a battling performance to keep City’s key central talents quiet for the large spells of the 90 minutes.
Fans were delighted with his work rate, ball winning skills and composure, believing the 27-year-old is turning a corner in his Liverpool career.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts and enthusiastically discuss his performance
Wijnaldum gets so much stick but his performances are so so underrated. Once the donkeys are out of our defence he’ll get more appreciation. He can only protect them so much
— usman (@usman_94_) January 15, 2018
One underrated player in #LIVMCI is Wijnaldum.. This man bossed the midfield. So much composure. Klopp is a genius when it comes to finding a talent.
— Dinesh (@dinesht_27) January 14, 2018
Just watched the full replay. Incredible football. Wijnaldum dominates another top team. Ox was great. Karius unlucky to concede 3 I reckon. So proud of the team #LFC
— Dylan Piscioneri (@D_lunn) January 15, 2018
Heart rate just about back to normal after the ending to that game. Euphoric Feeling at 4-1 to a bag of nerves at 4-3. Attacking play out of this world. Wijnaldum, Can and Robertson the key three players for me. Up The Reds #LIVMCI #LFC
— Paul Hopkins (@paulhop81) January 14, 2018
Am normally Gini Wijnaldum biggest critic but him Can and especially Chamberlain were outstanding and little Robertson ⚪️🔴#LFC
— Tommy Culshaw (@tom_culshaw26) January 14, 2018
— Nadish Balloo (@NadishBalloo) January 14, 2018
What a game! Almost everyone was class. Apart from the obvious front 3, fantastic performance from Wijnaldum. Won the ball back so many times. Also, Robertson and the Ox were very impressive. Get the f**k in there!! #LFC #LIVMNC
— Simon Crook (@chipmiguel) January 14, 2018
Wow. What a game. What a team. All round brilliant. Wijnaldum, Robertson incredible. #LFC
— Chris Perkins (@chrisperks1709) January 14, 2018
Gini Wijnaldum was awesome today ,what an engine he has ,but a great team performance #LFC
— carl nelson (@carlnelson19) January 14, 2018
— Chris Westlake (@ceewestie) January 14, 2018
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