Neville thinks PL’s most underrated is at Liverpool; in awe of second Red

Date published: Thursday 4th March 2021 9:13 - Jonny Whitfield

Gary Neville October 2020

Gary Neville believes that Liverpool’s Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is the Premier League’s most underrated player.

Neville made the claim in a question and answer session on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Wijnaldum has proved to be one of Jurgen Klopp‘s best signings for the Reds with his consistency and fitness.

The 30-year-old is one of the club’s most reliable stars, having made the most top-flight outings of any Reds midfielder last term.

This season, meanwhile, he has played in all 26 of Liverpool‘s Premier League games. What’s more, he has completed 20 90-minute stints in that time.

However, doubt over his future at Anfield is increasing by the day. Wijnaldum has entered the final few months of the five-year contract he signed from Newcastle in 2016, but there are no signs of  an extension.

The reasons behind the lack of action remain unclear. Indeed, reports suggest that the midfielder wants to pen an extension on Merseyside.

In any case, Klopp outlined the importance of Wijnaldum in his team in Wednesday’s press conference.

The manager said: “The most consistent player this season is Gini Wijnaldum – long may it continue.

“He played the six, he played pretty much all the positions and all these kind of things.”

Neville points to Mane threat

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Elsewhere in his Twitter session, Neville claimed that Sadio Mane is the Premier League player he would least like to face at right-back if he was playing now.

Liverpool’s Senegalese winger showed his raw talent in his spell with Southampton and is a player Klopp wanted to sign when he managed Borussia Dortmund.

As such, after bringing the forward to Anfield, he has taken his game to the next level with 92 goals and 39 assists in 203 games.

Mane has proved an unmissable figure in Klopp’s title-winning reign, despite his drop-off in form this season.

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