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I'm fighting against tears – Wijnaldum

Sun 23 May 2021 | 19:00

Liverpool Dutch star in tears after an emotional farewell at Anfield.

Liverpool

beat

Crystal Palace

by two goals today and secured their spot in next season's Champions League by finishing third in the Premier League table.

Georginio Wijnaldum

, whose contract with the Reds expires this summer, played his last game at Anfield today against the Eagles.

In a post-match interview with

Sky Sports

, the Netherlands international said farewell to Liverpool fans, thanking them for the unconditional love they showed him during his past five years at Anfield.

"I'm fighting against tears right now. The people in Liverpool have shown me love during the five years. I will miss them, you know?"

Wijnaldum said.

"I hope to have played many more years for the club but unfortunately things went different. I have to start a new adventure.

"I knew I went to a big club. I remember that I was sitting in the living room and the manager said when I come to Liverpool we would win prizes. I am happy it went that well. It would have been really painful to leave the club without any.

"It's really special. Since I've joined the fans have sung my name. Week-in, week-out they saw I was giving 100% to give everything for this club. That's what the supporters want to see and that's what they appreciate from me. It is something I'm going to miss."


source: SportMob