Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is remaining coy about a possible new contract with the club whilst on international duty with the Netherlands.
Speaking to Dutch publication Het Parool, Wijnaldum responded to questions about his future. “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.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
The next couple of months could be key in the outcome of Wijnaldum’s contract situation at Liverpool, as he could sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in the January window. As Wijnaldum’s deal is due to expire at the end of the season, clubs from outside of England have the opportunity to speak to him in January to seal a pre-contract deal which would see him join them on a free transfer in the summer upon the expiry of his Liverpool contract.
Wijnaldum has remained a key player at Liverpool this season despite the uncertainty surrounding his future. He has played in all eight of the club’s Premier League games, starting seven of them, and has started two of their three Champions League matches. This shows that Klopp still trusts that Wijnaldum’s head is in the right place on the pitch to do a job for him in the midfield and that he is not being distracted by the talk about his contract.
If Wijnaldum wants to stay and Liverpool can find an agreeable extension to his deal, it could be a good move for the club. He has played more minutes than any other Liverpool midfielder over the last three seasons and his stability in the middle of the park could be key for the Reds as they mount another title challenge – as he provides balance in the side.
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