Gini Wijnaldum breaks silence on leaving Liverpool
Gini Wijnaldum has all but confirmed that he will leave Liverpool at the end of his contract this summer.
The Dutchman has led the Reds on what could be his last home appearance at Crystal Palace as Jurgen Klopp The men were looking to place in the top four in the Premier League.
And speaking ahead of the game, the midfielder confirmed that he is currently on the verge of leaving the club.
He said, “Right now it’s (goodbye). The club and I have not agreed to a new contract.
“If you look at the facts, as of July 1, my contract is over. “
Liverpool boss Klopp paid tribute to Wijnaldum in his pre-match program notes.
And when Sky Sports asked him if he had seen what his manager had said, the Dutchman admitted it would be a moving afternoon for him at Anfield as he returned the favor.
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Roy Keane should have known better
Liverpool supporters have long known that while form is temporary class is permanent, writes Ian Doyle.
And the old adage has never been truer than in the astonishing last few weeks of a sometimes torturous campaign.
To be under the threat of completely missing the European competition, the team of Jurgen Klopp deserved the salvation of the qualification in the Champions League.
Indeed, the fact that Liverpool finished one last day upside down in third place underscored the incredible determination and spirit that returned to the squad at precisely the right time.
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It wasn’t always pretty. But it was never going to be. The last five games – all of the cup finals, Klopp said – had to be won and, sometimes in cold blood, they were.
Former Manchester United player Roy Keane has called Liverpool a ‘bad champion’ when they were at their lowest level earlier this year.
He should have known better. What has happened in the last 10 games – taking 26 points out of a possible 30 – has shown why the Reds have been the only side to threaten Manchester City’s dominance under Pep Guardiola.
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