Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid was one of the club’s most disappointing defeats in recent memory, yet despite the poor result and performance, one man stood out as the sole performer for the Reds.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 17, 2020
Georginio Wijnaldum was one of Liverpool’s best-performing players on the night, with the Dutch international scoring the opening goal of the match and taking the game to extra-time, with WhoScored awarding the midfielder a 9.0 rating, the highest out of any name for Merseyside club.
And according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Liverpool are currently in advanced talks with Wijnaldum over extending his current deal at the club to 2023, and plenty of supporters on social media have flocked the Reds’ official Twitter account begging them to announce that the 29-year-old has opted to renew with the Anfield side.
Here’s what tons of Liverpool fans had to say on Twitter…
Contract announcement incoming
— aaron (@aaron21935914) March 17, 2020
Announce new contract
— HITMANHARJ ☬ (@hitmanharj) March 17, 2020
— Zeynep (@wijnald5m) March 17, 2020
Gini you are a bawler and a wonderful player. Please stay ☺️🤗
— Julian 👑 (@Julian_01m) March 17, 2020
Sign the contract please gini
— aiden (@ADTrouble) March 17, 2020
Sign the ting 📝
— no (@RunUpOnMeee) March 17, 2020
Liverpool have been efficient in recent seasons in tying down their star names to long-term contracts, with Jurgen Klopp being the latest figure to commit their future to the club.