The Dutch midfielder is out of contract next summer however Jurgen Klopp would like to keep him at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Georginio Wijnaldum‘s ongoing contract issue has had no effect on their relationship and he remains positive about the midfielder’s future.
The Holland international is out of contract next summer, which implies he can start working out with overseas clubs from January 1, and discuss extending his remain at Anfield have actually struck a deadlock in spite of Klopp plainly desiring him to remain.
Wijnaldum was greatly linked with Barcelona in the last transfer window however there will be lots of other clubs interested in a player who has been a key part of Liverpool’s success over the last 3 years.
Wijnaldum has been a key player for Klopp (Clive Brunskill/PA)
He made his 201st appearance– only 28 of which were as a substitute– in just over 4 seasons in Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Atalanta.
“I cannot really say a lot about that. 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,” stated Klopp ahead of the journey to Brighton.
” He played constantly good, that’s why he’s played the quantity of games hehas I can not keep in mind a great deal of bad games to be truthful.
” He bet us in lots of different positions and he is in a good minute thank God. Long might it continue.
” I do not understand the number of games he’s played since I have actually been here, it’s good and there’s absolutely nothing else to state about it.
“As long as nothing is decided everything is possible. I am positive.”
Klopp has been here prior to, obviously, as he dealt with a comparable situation with Emre Can in 2017-18.
The Germany international made 38 appearances during that campaign however declined the offer of a new contract and left for Juventus on a totally free contract in the summer.
Klopp’s experience of that implies his opinion of Wijnaldum will not modification.
“It is no problem. We’ve had situations like this before – with Emre Can for example,” he added.
Klopp experienced a comparable contract situation with Emre Can 3 years ago (John Walton/PA)
” He played and he provided his outright whatever up until the last day of his contract and Gini will do the very same, no doubt about that.
” No damage to our relationship permanently. Gini is among the very best individuals I have actually ever met and he is among the very best players I have actually ever trained and he is an impressive individual so there is no issue, no issue at all.
” We are specialists. Our relationship didn’t alter at all over the years– it enhanced undoubtedly.
“We’ve won one or two things together, we know each other better. I’m interested in his life, he’s interested in my life, that is how it is, mine is not so spectacular really – but that is the truth.”