According to a report from the Guardian, Liverpool are currently negotiating a new contract for midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum – with the club ‘hopeful‘ of agreeing an extension after allegedly positive talks.
Wijnaldum, who signed from Newcastle United back in the summer of 2016, agreeing a £25 million deal, has since gone on to make 177 appearances for the Reds – scoring 18 goals and assisting 16 others from midfield.
Should Liverpool give Wijnaldum a new deal?
Yes, absolute maestro
The Netherlands international will turn 30-years-old this year, but given his past contributions, Wijnaldum apparently wanted assurances that he would still be considered a key player on Merseyside despite approaching the Twilight phase of his career.
Wijnaldum arguably put in one of the best substitute displays in history during our Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona last season, scoring two goals in quick succession to fire us on the way to Madrid.
Indeed, the Dutchman arguably played a pivotal role during our 2018/2019 European Cup-winning campaign, playing every game on the road to the final and producing some memorable moments.
Now, taking this into account, the club have opted to negotiate a new contract – but whether or not this move will pay off in time remains to be seen.