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Wijnaldum: I’ve become an all-rounder at Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool
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Georginio Wijnaldum feels working under Jurgen Klopp has helped him transition into a more complete player.

Liverpool signed Georginio Wijnaldum in 2016 after he had an impressive first full season at St James’ Park.

One of the major highlights of the Dutchman’s career at Anfield was when he scored a brace to help complete a stunning comeback against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League last season en route to their victory.

Having made 177 appearances across all competitions so far, Wijnaldum has become a model of consistency in Jurgen Klopp‘s team.

The midfielder had to adjust to a more defensive role under the German boss – in contrast to an advanced role he was used to playing prior to joining Liverpool. And he is only grateful to Klopp for his development.

“My development since I came to Liverpool has been good,” Wijnaldum told, according to Goal.

“I have become more of an all-round player. I was used to playing in a very attacking role and only in attack.

“When I spoke with Klopp, he saw me in a more defensive role, where I needed to be an all-rounder. It’s not always easy as I am used to attacking, but it has helped in my development. I am a more complete player now than I was when I arrived.”