Wijnaldum – who signed for Paris Saint-Germain after leaving on a free transfer – admitted to being abused on social media, but rejected the idea of leaving Merseyside for more money.
The Dutchman joined Liverpool in 2016 from Newcastle United and made over 200 appearances while winning Premier League and Champions League titles.
Wijnaldum told The Times: “Every day in training and in the game I gave it my all.
“Liverpool meant so much to me. There was a time when I didn’t feel love and appreciation there.
“Not by my teammates, not by the folks at Melwood. I know they all loved me and I loved them. It wasn’t on that side, more on the other side.
“There was a time when I didn’t feel loved. Over the past two seasons I’ve had it a few times.
“The media did not help. There was a story like I don’t accept the [Liverpool] offer because I wanted more money, and the fans were like “OK he didn’t get the offer so he’s not doing his best to win games”. Everything seemed to be against me.
“There were times when it was like ‘Wow, me again?’ “
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He added: “The fans in the stadium and the fans on social media were two different things,” he continues. “In the stadium, I can’t say anything bad about them. They have always supported me.
“On social media, if we lost, it was me who was blamed – [claiming] that I wanted to leave. There was a point where I was like, ‘Wow, if they only knew what I’m doing to stay fit and play every game.’
“You can’t complain because it’s your job. But other players could have said: “I’m not in good shape. You have players in their last year who say to themselves, “I don’t play because it’s a risk. I did the opposite.
“I didn’t always play well, but after the game I could look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I trained hard to improve. ”
“My teammates never felt like I was letting them down or making fun of myself. For the manager, I was someone he was really sure he could trust. It also helped me because I could play in different positions and do it well in different positions, I would give my all.
“I received so much love not only from the fans, but from the manager and the players, from the people who worked at the club. The players came to me and said: “This is your last training session, this is your last week at the club. It was really difficult and also emotional.
“A lot of the time, I had to fight my tears. The love everyone was showing [during and after that final game, against Crystal Palace] was beautiful. “
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