Georginio Wijnaldum is definitely someone who splits opinion among Liverpool supporters on social media, especially when things are not going completely in the way of the reigning European champions. In the 2-1 win against Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday, Wijnaldum was once again the scapegoat among some fans on Twitter who were not at all happy with his performance in the centre of the midfield. Based on stats by WhoScored, Wijnaldum did not play bad enough to warrant this level of criticism. He completed 95 per cent of his passes and no other Liverpool starter managed to have a higher pass accuracy. The Dutchman also made one tackle, one interception and was dispossessed just once, so it is not as if he had a nightmare against Tottenham. These Liverpool fans just seem to have it in for Wijnaldum. Even if his performance is slightly average, they will pounce on him. Liverpool are top of the table but you would not guess that at all based on these tweets.
Live4Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
If you’re looking for a scapegoat like Twitter always does, Wijnaldum has hidden 1st half. Offered nothing.
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) October 27, 2019
Get rid of that Henderson and Wijnaldum. Offered nothing this half. Ox needs to be on straight into the 2nd half.
— Chang (@gerald_chang) October 27, 2019
Wijnaldum has been anonymous, but that’s not as bad as losing the ball for their goal. Henderson should be hooked at HT, Wijnaldum soon after if no equaliser. Get Ox and Keita on.
— Joe Musker (@JosephMusker) October 27, 2019
What a strange half of football. Barring the first 5 mins, we’ve been really good and really should be level. Have to keep this going, maybe even bring on Ox/Keita for Wijnaldum, who has been poor in this half for me #LIVTOT #LFC
— Kyle Dsouza (@Kyle_KBD) October 27, 2019
Excluding the goal, Henderson was awful. Wijnaldum ghosted. Lovren terrible aswell
— . (@lfctom__) October 27, 2019
Wijnaldum 5: Never impacted the game defensively or offensively. Hid from receiving the ball & when he did have it he passed it to VVD. Didn’t put in one sprint press & was walked past for their goal. Awful attempt of a tackle
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) October 27, 2019
Wijnaldum is d worst Liverpool player!!!! I wont lie
— ?SKIBA? (@iamSkiba1) October 27, 2019
I know mate. Worst I've seen Gini but lovren needs to go. To many mistakes. Amazing 3 points. Villa next before shitty week after
— D4N (@D4NLFC) October 27, 2019