Liverpool star poses question to Anfield chiefs in barbed contract remarks

Date published: Wednesday 11th November 2020 9:20 - Jonny Whitfield

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has insisted that he cannot provide any more clarity on his future, as his contract runs down.

The Dutchman has entered the final year of the five-year deal he penned when joining from Newcastle.

But despite his invaluable presence in Jurgen Klopp’s engine room, there seems to be silence over his future.

Indeed, that lack of movement has come amid Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman identifying the 29-year-old as a firm transfer target.

Wijnaldum will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January. As such, with less than two months to go until the market opens, he has faced further questions about his future.


Speaking to Dutch source Het Parool, though, he said: “I can’t say anything about that. Just ask Liverpool those questions. Don’t they answer?

“I cannot say anything about it, including whether or not there is talk of a new contract between me and Liverpool. Sorry.”

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Liverpool boss Klopp has spoke on occasion about the situation. Asked in August, the German insisted that it was an “open” situation, hence the lack of comment.

He added: “It’s all between us and the player, it’s all good in the moment. All fine. Gini looked very good in pre-season, played a couple of good seasons for us.

“So that’s all I can say about that.”

Wijnaldum reveals Liverpool title focus



Wijnaldum has entered the final year of his contract with Liverpool defending their Premier League title.

The Reds were unable to reclaim top spot after the 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday. But the midfielder says his team-mates feel focused on bringing more silverware to Anfield.

“We knew we might not be at the top after this weekend – going to Manchester City is just a tough game,” Wijnaldum said.

“But take it from me: we are just as eager at Liverpool, you know. The group wants more, and the manager is still pushing us.”

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