Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said the ongoing problem with Georginio Wijnaldum’s contract had no effect on their relationship, but compared the situation to Emre Can, who left under similar circumstances.
International Netherlands he has no contract for next summer, meaning he could start negotiations with overseas clubs on Jan. 1, and talks to extend his stay at Anfield have come to a standstill, even though Klopp clearly wanted him to stay.
Wijnaldum had a strong tied to Barcelona in the last transfer window. However, there will be many other clubs interested in a player who has played a key role in Liverpool’s success over the past three years.
However, Klopp once again explained to Fenway Sports Group club owners about his feelings for Wijnaldum. And he would no doubt be delighted if they offered him a good deal to stay.
In his 201st appearance – of which only 28 were substitutes – in just over four seasons in Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Atalanta.
“I can’t say much about it. I would be happy if he stayed here. I am quite happy with Gini as you can see from most of the squads, ”Klopp said before going to Brighton.
“He always played well, which is why he has played as many games as he has. Honestly, I don’t remember a lot of bad games.
“He’s played many different positions for us and thank God he’s in a good time. Let it take a long time.
“I don’t know how many games he has played since I’m here, it’s good and there’s nothing more to say about it.
“Until nothing is decided, anything is possible. I’m positive. “
Klopp had been here before, of course, as he faced a similar situation with mre Can in 2017-18.
The German international appeared 38 times in the campaign, but rejected the offer of a new contract and went to Juventus on a free contract in the summer.
It can restart
This Klopp’s experience means that his opinion of Wijnaldum will not change.
“It’s not a problem. We’ve had such situations before – for example with Emre Can,” he added.
“He played and gave his best until the last day of the contract and Gini will do the same, no doubt.
“Forever, nothing bad will happen. Gini is one of the best people I have ever met, one of the best players I have ever trained and he is a special person so no problem.
“We are professionals. Our relationship hasn’t changed over the years – it has obviously improved.
“We won one or two things together, we know each other better. I’m interested in his life, he’s interested in my life, yes, mine really isn’t that spectacular – but it’s the truth.
Wijnaldum was also shy when asked about his future earlier this month.
Speaking to a Dutch source Het Paroolbut he said, “I can’t say anything about it. Just ask Liverpool these questions. Are they not responding?
“I can’t say anything about it, including whether there is a new contract between me and Liverpool. Excuse me.”
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