With Liverpool being crowned Premier League champions for the first time in their history, that doesn’t mean that changes are going to take place of the club.
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Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren are two long-serving players that have left the club since the club lifted the famous crown topped trophy aloft at Anfield, following their 5-3 victory against Chelsea.
Despite their departure, other players have been on Merseyside since the early years of Klopp’s tenure. One of which is Georginio Wijmaldum.
The Holland international has been at Liverpool for four seasons, following his £25m move from Newcastle United, who had just been relegated to the Championship at the time.
According to Sky Sports, Wijnaldum’s representatives have yet to be approached by the Merseysiders regarding a contract extension, as of Wednesday.
The report added that the Dutchman is not eyeing an exit from Anfield and is happy at the club, which makes it all the more perplexing as to why manager Jurgen Klopp has not approached him.
Keep at all costs
It seems bizarre that Liverpool would not want to renew his contract after everything that Wijnaldum has done at the club.
The £36m-rated star has been an integral part of the Reds’ recent successes in the Champions League and the Premier League, scoring some crucial goals on his journey.
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Not only this, but a lot of his work goes unnoticed in the midfield. Per Whoscored, Wijnaldum has managed to accumulate a pass success rate of 91% in all competitions and one tackle per game.
Even if his passes are square balls or across the field, his contributions have knitted together attacks that have led to goals and helped intertwine the midfield and the attackers, with Roberto Firmino often dropping deep to collect possession.
The speculation regarding his future is starting to grow tiresome. With him about to enter the final year of his contract, Liverpool cannot afford to make the same mistake as Arsenal made with Aaron Ramsay, who was equally as important for the Gunners.