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Farewell, Gini, you're a Liverpool legend now and forever - Klopp

Thu 10 June 2021 | 18:00

Liverpool boss pays tribute to astonishing Wijnaldum.

It was confirmed a few hours ago that



Georginio Wijnaldum

has finally left the club he starred in for 5 years to join

Paris Saint-Germain

on a three-year contract.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to

"Liverpool legend"

in an interview with the

club’s official website

, saying the Netherlands captain has been a great part of their lives and he will be missed greatly.

“As a team we said our goodbyes to Gini at Anfield after the final game of the season. There was the public farewell on the pitch with the guard of honor. But then a more private occasion also,”

Klopp said.

"It was difficult for all of us because of how much this astonishing person means to the group. He's been a big part of our lives for so long. There is nothing I won't miss about him."

The German coach added:

"I will miss the player he is like crazy – highest-quality ability, one of the smartest players I have ever had the privilege to coach. His contribution was off the scale, a manager's dream.

"But as a person he'll leave just as big a hole. A more giving individual you could not wish to meet. Gini is very strong and opinionated, but his motivation is only to help the team – always. His team-mates adored him and respected him in equal measure.

"His smile lit up our workplace. He was a huge part of our beating heart. Of course, he is now someone else's and on behalf of the team we wish him great success in France with PSG.

"It is no surprise he's joined such an amazing club. Knowing his personality, he will fall in love with the city and the team – and they with him. Farewell, Gini: you came, you saw, you won the lot. You're a Liverpool legend now and forever."

source: SportMob