Jurgen Klopp Would Be ‘Happy’ to See Georginio Wijnaldum Remain at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has said that he would be ‘happy’ to see Georginio Wijnaldum remain at Liverpool.

The Dutch midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, but Klopp believes that everything is possible.

Jurgen Klopp Would Be ‘Happy’ to See Georginio Wijnaldum Stay at Anfield

Key Member of the Side

Wijnaldum has been a key member of the Reds’ line-up since joining in 2016. However, the five-year contract that he signed on arrival is now close to expiring.

Klopp, though, is not concerned about the situation and has praised the Dutchman for his work ethic and professionalism.

“As long as nothing is decided everything is possible,” said the Liverpool boss when speaking to BBC Sport.

“I would be happy if he would stay here. I am pretty happy with Gini as you can see when you look at most of the line-ups.”

The 30-year-old has been a mainstay in Klopp’s line-up so far this season. He has featured in 15 of the Reds’ 16 games so far this season, and while he has failed to register a goal or assist, the Dutchman continuously earns praise for his work ethic at the heart of the midfield.

Wijnaldum is often praised for exceptional pass completion rates. In nine Premier League games so far this season, he has made on average 47.1 passes per game, completing an impressive 91% of them. The Dutchman may not contribute regular in terms of goals and assists, but he is the focal point of attacks.

The 30-year-old was linked with a move away in the summer, and while he is free to negotiate with other clubs from January 1, his manager does not believe that his work rate will drop.

When asked about the situation compares to the one of Emre Can – who let his contract with the club run down in a similar fashion – Klopp said: “[Can] played and he gave his absolute everything until the last day of his contract and Gini will do the same, no doubt about that.

“Gini is one of the best people I have ever met and he is one of the best players I’ve ever trained.

“There is no issue, no issue at all.”

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