Georginio Wijnaldum could not be happier to be Liverpool’s ‘link’ man.
When the Reds recruited the Netherlands international last summer, Jürgen Klopp highlighted the midfielder’s versatility, the armoury of natural abilities that allow him to switch into different positions on the pitch and continue to influence the game.
Wijnaldum’s willingness meant he was often used as a winger at previous clubs, though he never deviated from his own desire to function in the centre.
“If you’re a winger, you’re busy with yourself,” the No.5 told Goal.com. “You have to make an action: dribble, or cross, or cut in.
“When you’re in midfield, you are the link in the team between the defence and the attack – the connection point for everything.