Lots of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to slam Gini Wijnaldum’s performance against Manchester City in the Community Shield, as the Reds lost out to the Citizens on penalties.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went behind after former Liverpool man Raheem Sterling opened the scoring, before Virgil van Dijk set up his centre-back partner Joel Matip for the equaliser.
Both sides fared well in the resulting shootout, but it was Wijnaldum who was the only man to miss his kick.
The 28-year-old topped off a sloppy performance in general by causing his side to lose 5-4 on penalties, and plenty of Liverpool fans on Twitter haven’t held back in their criticism of him.
You would expect them to have held off somewhat with their remarks after the 5 foot 9 midfielder’s double against Barcelona practically got Liverpool into the Champions League final last season, but it seems as if some supporters haven’t taken that into account – the criticism seems harsh given the fact the game was merely a glorified friendly, too.
Let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter have been saying about their No.5…
As for Wijnaldum, you could see from a mile off that he’d miss that, shouldn’t have even lasted 90 minutes, let alone taken a penalty.
Candidate for worst player on the pitch
— Josh (@KloppStyle) August 4, 2019
Wijnaldum is so frustrating mannnn when he’s playing bad he’s awful but at his best he’ll get an important goal. So inconsistent
— Bubbles (@bubbIxs) August 4, 2019
That penalty miss aside from Wijnaldum, he had a very poor game for Liverpool. Best players in the World can miss a pen, but we really need better players than Henderson and Wijnaldum in CM if we are to be a complete, quality team. Keita and Shaqiri played very well 2nd half #lfc
— Ahmet Gocer (@AhmetGocer2) August 4, 2019
The criticism of wijnaldum is a bit exaggerated today, but he was generally pretty lackluster, and it does seem to happen more often that not tbh.
— Alex (@LFC_Alx) August 4, 2019
at this point id rather lallana play than wijnaldum
— Brett (@LFC__Brett) August 4, 2019
Wijnaldum was so bad ?. And he missed his penalty.
— . (@LFCMindset) August 4, 2019
— Robin Karlsson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@RobinK1983) August 4, 2019
I know it was just a community shield but Wijnaldum was atrocioius. #LFC
— tarun (तरूण) (@tarun_tj) August 4, 2019