Georginio Wijnaldum: It was a great feeling to see the Liverpool fans at Anfield.

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

Georginio Wijnaldum's display against Wolves emphasised how important the Dutchman still is to Liverpool.

Wijnaldum celebrates with Liverpool teammates [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]
Wijnaldum celebrates with Liverpool teammates [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]

Liverpool were outstanding in their 4-0 win in front of 2,000 fans at Anfield.


FT: Liverpool 4-0 Wolves


Liverpool goalscorer Gini Wijnaldum was 'really excited' that the Reds fans were present at the Anfield stadium when he scored a worldie against Wolves on Sunday night.


The Premier League champions beat Nuno Espirito Santo's side 4-0 on Merseyside, thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Wijnaldum, and Joel Matip as well as an own-goal from Nelson Semedo.


It was a fantastic performance from the Liverpool players to welcome their supporters back for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak in March, although, there were only 2000 fans present on the day.


However, Wijnaldum is happy Jurgen Klopp's side now have more than the bench for support going forward.


"It's wonderful - really excited when we heard supporters were allowed. It was a great feeling they were back," he asserted following the victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.


Quizzed whether their performance against Diogo Jota's former side was a champions' display, the former Newcastle star replied: "I don't want to say it's a 'champions' performance'. We were patient, the position play was good and we scored good goals.


"The fans helped the performance a lot because they cheered during the game and before we only had the bench for support."


When asked about his contract situation with the Premier League champions, and the Dutch midfielder said: "I already said in my previous interview, I don't speak about my contract situation."


Wijnaldum also revealed that his compatriot Virgil Van Dijk said before the match that he wanted a goal from him, and he accomplished the special request with the wonderful volley against Wolves.


The 30-year-old told Liverpool's official website: 'I already said that every goal I score this year I will dedicate to him because we all miss him.


'It was great to have him back. He said to me in the dressing room, "I want to see something today, I want a goal" so I said: "No problem!"'.


Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum [ Image Source: Getty Images]
Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum [ Image Source: Getty Images]

Wijnaldum admitted that he feels 'lucky and blessed' that he is 'fit' to be playing week in week out with several games coming through.


"I’m loving playing games," he added. "I’m loving playing games for Liverpool, for this team. And I’m lucky and blessed that I’m fit until now so yeah, I’m just enjoying the moment.


'It can look like, "I always play a lot of games, it’s hard and difficult" but I always try to look at the bright side,' he added.



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