At sixteen years old Gini Wijnaldum was Feyenoord's youngest ever player when he made his debut for them towards the end of the 2006/07 season. A product of their youth system, he remained there until 2011 when he was transferred to PSV Eindhoven, where he was a consistent performer getting goals and assists from midfield. Only in 2013-14 when Gini regularly was out with a back problem did he fail to reach double figures. A £14.5 million transfer to Newcastle took place in the summer of 2015 after Wijnaldum had helped PSV to the…
"Jamie Carragher is my player of the season. He has been absolutely superb and wherever he plays he is always consistently good. For Houllier to make him first choice left back, even though he is not naturally left footed, when there is a lot of competition there says it all. Competitive and a born winner, he deserves to be first choice for England."
Anfield | Saturday 12 Nov 2022
Last season, the season before and the season before that even, it seemed that the Premier League was simply becoming a competition for the top spot between two clubs, whilst the others fought over the rest. Liverpool and Manchester City were the teams to beat… De Bruyne v Salah… Pep v Klopp - the Blues v the Reds.
Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Manchester City this past weekend has left the prospect wide open for an unpredictable title race for this year's Premier League. Only some of the most optimistic Arsenal supporters could possibly argue the suggestion that Manchester City could remain the favourites to win the title again this time round.
Liverpool has experienced a quite complicated start to the current season. So far, coach Jürgen Klopp's team has not been able to consistently fulfil its potential on the pitch. However, the quality of the squad is still there. No wonder that many players of the past Champions League finalists will represent their nations at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A large number of them will even be playing for nations which are probably the biggest favourites for the prestigious World Cup title.