A number of Liverpool supporters were blown away by midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s performance in the team’s victory over Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.
The Reds ran out 4-0 winners in the Champions League contest at Anfield, with Wijnaldum forming a terrific midfield trio with Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.
The Liverpool faithful clearly appreciated his display, with many of them commenting on the fact that the Dutch international, on a reported £90,000-per-week at the club [Source: Spotrac], has gone overlooked for far too long.
Live4Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
Gini Wijnaldum is officially a Top 5 CM in the League right now. Man has destroyed that "Ghost" tag he had last 2 years. Every game hes putting in WC performances. Has become an amazing 6 but also a great controller in the 8 when Fab plays 6. Gini has arrived. #Lfc
— LFCstuff (@Kopstuff_LFC) October 25, 2018
Gini Wijnaldum the unsung hero this season.
— Don (@DonQuixote_LFC) October 25, 2018
I've said it a few times already this season on @TheRedDebate podcast, but Gini Wijnaldum has become one hell of a player. What an unbelievable start to the season – arguably the best CM in the league right now. @GWijnaldum #LFC #GiniWijnaldum
— Red Debate Chris (@RedDebateChris) October 25, 2018
Just wanted to drop and appreciation tweet for our man Gini Wijnaldum. Was an unsung colossal presence in that midfield with Fabinho yesterday.
— Gemma ???????? (@Gemma_LFC11) October 25, 2018
Annoys me that people are only starting to appreciate Wijnaldum. He’s been fantastic ever since he joined. #LFC
— AJN. (@AndrewJNicholls) October 25, 2018
— Adam Evans (@A_Evans6) October 25, 2018
Only now some LFC fans are appreciative of Gini Wijnaldum that’s my guy especially when he’s actually on form.. he’s the one in midfield that brings sanity, coolness in midfield just needs to add assists to his game
— Chief Sosa. (@Junior_mafiia) October 25, 2018
Thought Gini Wijnaldum was top class last night. Dominant and Impressive and our best tactical midfield imo!
Suiting double pivot? Returning to 4-2-3-1?#LFC
— SDevkota (@DSujan_) October 25, 2018
I’m sorry but the most underrated player in world football right now is Gini Wijnaldum, I thought with our additions he was a goner and now, in my eyes, he’s the first midfielder on the team sheet.
— Jord (@jordloftus) October 24, 2018
Gini was the perfect partner for Fabinho tonight because when Fabinho did miss a tackle or was beaten (he made A LOT of tackles)…
Gini was there to cover.
Wijnaldum is the glue in our midfield & has been all season!
— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) October 24, 2018
Having witnessed Wijnaldum’s phenomenal start to the season you can certainly understand why the Liverpool supporters have been so effusive in their praise of him. His faultless display against Red Star was merely the latest in what has been a long line of assured performances at the start of this campaign. He has arguably been the Premier League’s finest midfielder through nine games and he continued that form on Wednesday night. The former Newcastle man has really picked his game up following the signings of Naby Keita and Fabinho this summer, producing his finest run of games yet in a red shirt. Those arrivals obviously prompted the 27-year-old to raise his game and he’s gone from strength to strength this term. He is without doubt one of the first names on Jurgen Klopp’s team sheet and certainly will be for as long as this run of form continues.