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Klopp: ‘I would be happy if Wijnaldum would stay here’

Sat 28 November 2020 | 8:52

Gini Wijnaldum is in the final year of his contract with Liverpool and as of January 1, he is allowed to negotiate with other clubs.

Liverpool

manager

Jurgen Klopp

says he is ‘pretty happy’ with

Gini Wijnaldum

and the uncertainty about Wijnaldum’s contract will not affect their relationship.

Wijnaldum is now in the last year of his contract with Liverpool and as of January 1, he can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with other clubs outside of the UK.

Wijnaldum has also been linked with a move to Barcelona.

He has played more games than any other players in Liverpool this season and has made 201 appearances since joining the club in 2016.

“I would be happy if he would stay here,” Klopp said.

“I am pretty happy with Gini. You can see that when you see most of the line-ups! He always played good, that’s why he played so many games. And he has played plenty of positions, different positions.

“He’s in a good moment, thank God! Long may it continue.

“There is nothing else to say about it. As long as nothing is decided, then everything is possible. I’m positive.”

It seems there might be an issue between him and the club since Wijnaldum is free to negotiate with other clubs.

Liverpool have allowed players to leave on free transfers under Klopp. Emre Can, Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, and Nathaniel Clyne are the ones that did so.

“Gini is one of the best people I ever met, and one of the best players I ever trained,” he said. “He’s an outstanding person, which means there is no issue at all.

“It’s professional. Our relationship didn’t change at all over the years. We won a few things together, we know each other much better. I am interested in his life, he is interested in my life – which is not so spectacular, really!

“That’s the truth, it’s no problem. We had situations like this with Emre Can, for example. He gave us absolutely everything until the last day of his contract. Gini will do the same, no doubt about that.”


source: SportMob