Liverpool’s’ club manager has quickly given acknowledgement to Georginio Wijnaldum for his judicious efforts in the midfield.

 If there is a need to mention any player who works as energetic as the three attackers upfront, then the Dutch midfielder should not be left out of the line.

Despite the intense pressure of having the clubs captain on the bench and summer signing Fabinho, the 27-year-old midfielder cooled his nerves in Liverpool shirt in the past three matches.

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The Dutchman was given credit for completing 75 passes out of 76 in the hard-fought match against the progressively harmful Brighton at the instant when Liverpool were not at their best.

The depth of the midfield was increasingly under pressure but the Dutch midfielder likewise raised his game to meet the demands from his manager.

In the 88 minutes the host’s supporters had their hands in their mouths when the second most expensive goalkeeper in the world pulled up a great save.

Jorgen Klopp concluded that this would have been one of those matches that would have been considered as a dropped point.

However, Wijnaldum was the leading force behind the defenders, and his performance speaks volume of Klopp’s three bodies in the midfield; his patience and maturity on the pitch makes him a pleasant player to watch.


Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.