Liverpool play host to arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday in what is undoubtedly the standout fixture in the Premier League this weekend, but Reds fans are worried about the potential of midfielder Gini Wijnaldum starting the huge clash.
Even though the Netherlands international has already made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit this season, and has started six of their seven top flight fixtures, the Anfield faithful are concerned at how he has often gone missing in some of their games.
The 26-year-old is yet to pick up a goal or an assist so far this term, and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that he can step up and put in a decent performance against Jose Mourinho’s men as he did when his side Arsenal 4-0 back in August.
Liverpool supporters were quick to voice their concerns about Wijnaldum via social media, and while some said they are looking forward to his “weekly disappearing act”, others would ‘start anyone except him’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Aditya (@_ManeSalah_) October 13, 2017
I would personally prefer to see AOC against United than Wijnaldum. He's been hiding for far too long and should get a break. #lfc
— max riegel (@max_riegel) October 13, 2017
Would be dropping wijnaldum tomorrow and giving chamberlain a start!!! #LFC
— Ben Brady (@BenBrady7) October 13, 2017
not looking forward to tomorrow’s game, won’t be satisfied unless Wijnaldum picks up an injury
— 🇸🇦 (@NyIanderr) October 13, 2017
Midfield of Can, Wijnaldum and Henderson? I’m ok mate. Looking forward to Ginis weekly disappearing act.
— Kai (@TheKopSings) October 13, 2017
Start anyone you want today except for Wijnaldum. Please. #LFC
— Aditya (@_ManeSalah_) October 14, 2017
Have lost all faith in wijnaldum
— Spooky D (@Duganite) October 13, 2017
But he plays better at home
Move coutinho to wings
Give ox a chance in mid he will do ok
Better than wijnaldum i guess
— Mayank Tiwari (@mayankredkop) October 13, 2017