Liverpool’s problem with Gini and his contract dispute is almost as worrying as their difficulties faced with their current EPL title situation.
Liverpool‘s overall problem is how they’ve mounted a monumental display in the 2019-2020 Premier League campaign, but now must sit and wait to hear what is happening with their potential league title. Even though they are 25-points clear at the peak of the standings, they still worry about getting a firm grasp on the crown.
Besides this headache, there is another concern for manager Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool board. Key figure and mostly reliable, Georginio Wijnaldum, has been hesitant on signing a new deal with the Merseyside outfit.
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As per reports, talks have been running since the last transfer window, with the club and the player unable to reach an agreement. Of recent, this could have changed but do not get your hopes up as things can change in a heartbeat at a club.
What could be the problem for Gini?
Perhaps leaving him on the bench in their Champions League win over Barcelona last season has left sore grapes in his mouth. Maybe the player is worried about his first-team opportunities, with the club knowingly active in the transfer market.
What if the player has a better deal in place from a club of similar status and statue as the Reds, and he is considering all his options. Apparently, Inter Milan and Barcelona have shown strong interest in the midfielder, which adds pressure to his conclusion.
Whatever the problem is, it could be sorted out sooner rather than later. News from the Express stats Liverpool has made a breakthrough in the contract standoff and it’s only a matter of time before he signs on.
Liverpool have reportedly reached an agreement to keep Georginio Wijnaldum at the club. The Dutchman’s contract is due to expire in the summer of 2021 and there has been some confusion as to why things have been held up for so long.
The club is set to hand him a new three-year contract which will keep him on Merseyside until the summer of 2024. It’s believed that the contract will be worth £18m in total. Wijnaldum spoke frostily about his future earlier this year, leaving supporters fearing the worst. In truth, he has already been considering what life may be like after Liverpool. (Via: express.co.uk)
Nothing to worry about?
If Liverpool really goes into next season making no major signings, their current top stock will have to stay put. This could be enough to encourage the Dutchman’s choice in staying. Klopp and Liverpool need their Premier League winning core, and he forms part of this.
The manager has always shown strong faith in the silent killer. He is said to be most concern about the Gini situation and if/when sorted out, he will be the most pleased. If the past is anything to go by, Klopp will get what he wants.