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Georginio Wijnaldum ‘doesn’t win you matches’ and not a ‘big miss’ for Liverpool, claims John Barnes

GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM is 'no big miss for Liverpool' and ‘doesn’t win you matches’ - claims Reds' legend John Barnes.

The midfielder, 30, hit Holland's first goal of the Euros on Monday after choosing PSG ahead of Barcelona and Bayern Munich on a free transfer.

And despite helping Liverpool win the Champions League two years ago and the Premier League in 2020, Barnes insists Wijnaldum was NOT a key player.

The former England winger told BonusCodeBets “Georginio Wijnaldum played well for the Netherlands in their opening match. 

"He’s been a fantastic player for Liverpool, but he won’t be that big a miss for the club.  

“Gini doesn’t win you matches, generally. The front three do, and the back four do.  

“They’ll miss him but they’d miss Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez or Alisson more. 

"He’s [Wijnaldum] not Kevin De Bruyne or David Silva, he can be replaced.


“Gini is a hard-working midfield player, of which Liverpool have several. 

"He didn’t play every week, and Liverpool have got Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Thiago and Fabinho – it’s not a position they should be concerned."

Ex-Feyenoord, PSV and Newcastle ace Wijnaldum smashed home a rebound opener as Holland beat Ukraine 3-2 on Monday.

That came days after he insisted he opted for PSG NOT for extra money.

Wijnaldum said: "We spent weeks negotiating with Barcelona.

"But the club had not quite taken the step and Paris Saint-Germain appeared and were faster and more decisive."

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