Wijnaldum has opened up about his Liverpool exit
The Dutch midfielder parted ways with the Merseyside outfit recently and joined Ligue 1 giants PSG on a free transfer.
Wijnaldum said: “I have to say also there was social media. “When it went bad, I was the player who they blamed – that I wanted to leave. Every day in training and the games, I gave everything I had to bring it to a good end because, during the years, Liverpool meant so much to me and because of the way the fans in the stadium were treating me.
“My feeling was that the fans in the stadium and the fans on social media were two different kinds. The fans in the stadium always supported me. Even when they came back [after the Covid lockout], already knowing that I was going to leave, they still supported me, and, in the end, they gave me a great farewell.
“On social media, if we lost, I was the one who got the blame. There was a moment when I was like: ‘Wow. If they only knew what I was doing to stay fit and play every game.’ Other players might have said: ‘OK, I am not fit.’ You get players in their last year who are like: ‘I’m not playing because it is a risk.’ I did the opposite.
The Dutch midfielder was pivotal in Reds winning the Champions League and Premier League in back to back seasons.
Carragher hits back at Wijnaldum
The Reds legend Jamie Carragher has responded to Wijnadum’s social media comments, stating that Dutch midfielder was inclined to get more money at Anfield.
“I love Gini, but this is not right. Social media is a circus, and every club has clowns.
“Turn off your notifications, and if it’s bothering you that much, delete the app! He wanted more money, and the club said no, that’s football!”