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Netherlands Edge Five-goal Thriller Against Ukraine
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Netherlands Edge Five-goal Thriller Against Ukraine

Denzel Dumfries' late header rescued three points for the Netherlands in their Euro 2020 opener with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ukraine in Amsterdam. The Netherlands had held a comfortable two-goal lead through strikes from Georginio Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst within six minutes of one another shortly after half-time, in a chance-laden game at the Johan Cruyff Arena. But Ukraine, who had impressed early on before fading badly, sprang back into the game through an Andriy Yarmolenko stunner 15 minutes from time, before shocking their hosts as Roman Yaremchuk headed home Ruslan Malinovskyi's free-kick four minutes later. That looked like getting Frank de Boer's tournament off to a disappointing start less than a year into an uncomfortable reign as Netherlands boss, before Dumf...
Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links
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Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links

The Netherlands international says Mauricio Pochettino played a key role in convincing him to move to Parc des Princes Georginio Wijnaldum has explained his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain following months of strong links with La Liga giants Barcelona. PSG officially announced the signing of Wijnaldum on Thursday, with the midfielder's move to Parc des Princes set to be finalised when his contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the month. Barcelona were originally touted as the favourites to land Wijnaldum on a free transfer, but he has ultimately decided to embark on the next stage of his career in Ligue 1, citing Mauricio Pochettino as a major influence.
Paris Saint-Germain Confirm Signing of Georginio Wijnaldum
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Paris Saint-Germain Confirm Signing of Georginio Wijnaldum

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who joins the club on a free transfer. Wijnaldum left Liverpool at the end of this past season and was widely expected to head to Barcelona, but PSG took over the deal with a late offer which convinced Wijnaldum to head to Paris instead. Barcelona declined to raise their offer to Wijnaldum and instead allowed him to join PSG, who took to their official website to confirm the Dutchman's arrival. “Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me,” said the midfielder after joining. “I’m joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project. "Paris Saint-Germain have proved how good they are in recent years and I am conv...
Wijnaldum signs for PSG on free transfer following Liverpool departure
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Wijnaldum signs for PSG on free transfer following Liverpool departure

The Netherlands international moves to Parc des Princes with his contract at Anfield expiring at the end of the month Georginio Wijnaldum has committed to a three-year deal at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of his Liverpool departure. Wijnaldum said his final goodbyes to Liverpool supporters after the team's 2-0 win against Crystal Palace on the final day of the 2020-21 Premier League season, having failed to reach an agreement with the club over a contract extension. Barcelona had initially been touted as the most likely next destination for the 30-year-old, but PSG have ultimately won the race to sign him on a free transfer, with the move set to be finalised at the end of the month.
Georginio Wijnaldum signs three-year contract with PSG
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Georginio Wijnaldum signs three-year contract with PSG

Former Liverpool star, Georginio Wijnaldum has signed a contract to join Paris Saint-Germain after the club hijacked his proposed move to Barcelona. Subject to a medical, the 30-year-old midfielder’s free transfer to the French club will officially take effect once his Liverpool deal expires at the end of this month. Barcelona had thought Wijnaldum was joining them and had a medical planned but the Netherlands international changed his mind after PSG offered twice the wage following a call from manager Mauricio Pochettino. The midfielder will be with the club for the next three seasons. Wijnaldum left Liverpool after five years at Anfield. The Dutchman lifted the Premier League and Champions League during his time in Merseyside, playing 237 games for Jurgen Klopp's side.
Messi has not Agreed on new Contract – Barcelona President, Laporta
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Messi has not Agreed on new Contract – Barcelona President, Laporta

  Barcelona President, Joan Laporta has denied stories that Lionel Messi has already agreed on a new contract with the club. However, he insists Messi wants to continue with the Catalan side. The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of June, but reports on Tuesday claimed he had agreed on a new two-year deal. “Talks are ongoing with Messi’s people,” Laporta said in a news conference when asked if an agreement was in place. “As I have said, they’re going well. We hope to keep making progress. “It’s not done but I am convinced, like [Aguero] said, that they would like to play together here. I have always said the issue with Leo is not financial for him. Barcelona president, Laporta gives update on Messi’s future, Guardiola’s return “[Messi] is showing a ...
‘Liverpool should sign Yves Bissouma’ – Barnes picks out top midfield transfer target for Klopp
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‘Liverpool should sign Yves Bissouma’ – Barnes picks out top midfield transfer target for Klopp

The Reds legend wants to see a raid launched on Brighton in the next window, while he is also backing Thiago Alcantara to thrive at Anfield Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged Jurgen Klopp to launch a summer transfer raid on Brighton for Yves Bissouma. The Seagulls midfielder finds himself at the centre of plenty of gossip heading towards another recruitment window, with Arsenal another Premier League suitor said to be mulling over a move. Those at Anfield have been advised to position themselves at the front of any queue, with the Reds seeing serious questions asked of how long Georginio Wijnaldum, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hanging around.
Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move as Liverpool star approaches free agency
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Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move as Liverpool star approaches free agency

The Netherlands international midfielder will see his current contract expire in the summer, with various landing spots now being mooted Georginio Wijnaldum's agent, Humphry Nijman, has left the door open for Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for the Liverpool midfielder. As things stand, the 30-year-old Netherlands international will be taking on a new challenge in the summer. His contract at Anfield is running down and there has been no indication that fresh terms will be signed , paving the way for leading sides across Europe to enter into talks.
Wasted Chances Cost Liverpool as Real Madrid Reach CL Last four
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Wasted Chances Cost Liverpool as Real Madrid Reach CL Last four

Liverpool's bid for a seventh Champions League title was ended as Real Madrid battled to a 0-0 draw at Anfield to secure a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the semi-finals. Trailing 3-1 from last week's first leg, Jurgen Klopp's side knew they needed a fast start and that is exactly what they got, however, they spurned glorious chances with Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum the guilty parties in the first half, while Thibaut Courtois had to be alert to keep out James Milner's long-range effort. Real Madrid were a constant threat on the break and they went close to a crucial away goal in the first half when Karim Benzema's deflected strike struck the foot of the post, but after the break Liverpool continued to press forward. However, they just could not find a way through t...
What Liverpool Players Discussed during half-time of 3-1 Defeat to Real Madrid
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What Liverpool Players Discussed during half-time of 3-1 Defeat to Real Madrid

  Liverpool captain, Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed the Reds’ discussion during the first half break of their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Champions League on Tuesday. The Premier League title holders were defeated 3-1 in Spain by Zinedine Zidane’s side with goals from Vinicius Junior(2) and Marco Asensio (1), giving the La Liga giants the edge going into the return leg in England. Mohamed Salah gave the visitors a lifeline with an away goal and Wijnaldum admitted it was difficult playing against Real Madrid. According to him, the team agreed during the break that they would play their football and not to make too many mistakes. “It was difficult. We played against a good side. The way we played in the first half wasn’t good,” the Dutchman told a post-match press ...
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Reds celebrate fans’ Anfield return with emphatic victory
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Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Reds celebrate fans’ Anfield return with emphatic victory

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip capped a victorious return to Anfield for Liverpool supporters. Liverpool celebrated the return of fans to Anfield with a 4-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday. Sitting three points off the summit of the Premier League following Tottenham's win over Arsenal earlier in the day, the Reds responded by claiming a typically hard-earned victory over Nuno Espirito Santo's side. Goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip, along with an own goal from Nelson Semedo, ensured they drew level with Spurs on points to move second by virtue of goal difference.
Atletico knew they could beat Liverpool, says Trippier
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Atletico knew they could beat Liverpool, says Trippier

Liverpool’s players react after Atletico Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente scores his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions league Round of 16 second leg football match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 11, 2020. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier said his side always believed they could stun Liverpool after the Spanish club sent the holders crashing out of the Champions League on Wednesday. Atletico beat Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield for a 4-2 aggregate triumph in the last 16 second leg. Having won the first leg 1-0, Atletico were heading out after goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino for Liverpool. But Marcos Llorente came off the bench to score twice for Atletico befo...
Champions League: Liverpool 2-1 Genk
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Champions League: Liverpool 2-1 Genk

Jürgen Klopp's side lost to Napoli in their opening Group E game - their only loss in any competition this season - but have picked up three straight wins to move towards the knockout stages. Georginio Wijnaldum stabbed into the roof of the net from close range after captain Sebastian Dewaest made a mess of clearing James Milner's low cross. With the hosts failing to build on their 14th-minute lead, Genk's Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta powerfully headed in the equaliser at the near post from a corner five minutes before half-time. But having scored twice in Belgium when Genk were beaten 4-1 on 23 October, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the match-winner early in the second half, spinning and converting a low strike into the bottom corner. Liverpool move top of the group ahead of...
Oxlade-Chamberlain & Brewster will be like new signings’ – Wijnaldum unfazed by Liverpool’s quiet summer
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Oxlade-Chamberlain & Brewster will be like new signings’ – Wijnaldum unfazed by Liverpool’s quiet summer

The Reds midfielder has seen little transfer activity at Anfield in the current window, but he believes there are positives to be found elsewhere Georginio Wijnaldum is unfazed by a lack of transfer activity at Liverpool, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster set to feel like new signings. Having invested heavily in recent windows, bringing in the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, the Reds have experienced a quiet start to the summer. Teenage defender Sepp van den Berg is the only addition to have been made to Jurgen Klopp’s squad, and he is just 17 years of age.
Newcastle boss Benitez delighted seeing Sissoko and Wijnaldum thriving
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Newcastle boss Benitez delighted seeing Sissoko and Wijnaldum thriving

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is delighted seeing Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum thriving in their careers. The midfielders were part of the Toon team relegated in 2016, when Benitez replaced Steve McClaren as manager with ten games left of the season. Wijnaldum moved onto Liverpool, while Sissoko joined Tottenham. And three years after their St James' Park exit, they will now face each other in tomorrow's Champions League final in Madrid. Benitez, who led the Reds to their 2005 Champions League win, said: "You cannot complain or say anything negative about what they did here. "I understand the feelings of some of our fans but these two were really good professionals from day one. "I made Sissoko the captain because he was a really good professional, who kept ev...
Klopp: Liverpool were like wolves that hadn’t eaten in eight weeks vs Barca
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Klopp: Liverpool were like wolves that hadn’t eaten in eight weeks vs Barca

The German boss says his team were "madmen' in the last four Champions League tie, as they managed to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit Liverpool were like a pack of food-deprived wolves in their Champions Leaguesecond leg semi-final tie against Barcelona, according to Jurgen Klopp. The Reds beat the Spanish champions 4-0 at Anfield on May 5, thanks to braces from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum, completing one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of the competition. Barca won the first leg 3-0 at Camp Nou and were favourites to reach the final in Madrid, but nothing went to plan for Ernesto Valverde's men on Merseyside.  
“I Don’t Know How They Did It” – Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp
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“I Don’t Know How They Did It” – Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was “overwhelmed” after witnessing his side pull off the biggest Champions League semi-final comeback to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate. The Reds lost the first leg 3-0 but doubles from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi at Anfield took them into a final against Ajax or Tottenham. “The whole game was too much,” a breathless Klopp told BT Sport. “Winning is difficult but with a clean sheet, I don’t know how they did it.” Klopp was almost giddy in the interview, checking it was past the watershed before swearing and saying he was happy to pay a fine. “It means so much to all of us,” he said. “There are more important things in the world. But creating this emotional atmosphere together is so special. It’s all about the players. “...
Why I Played Wijnaldum as Top striker against Barcelona – Klopp
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Why I Played Wijnaldum as Top striker against Barcelona – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has explained why he played midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum, as a top striker during his side’s 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Klopp said he decided to play Wijnaldum as a centre-forward against the La Liga champions because Liverpool needed a player between the lines who is good enough to keep and pass the ball. A goal from Luis Suarez and a brace from Lionel Messi gave Ernesto Valverde’s men all three points against the Reds. Speaking on his decision to play Wijnaldum as a top striker against Barcelona, Klopp was quoted by Metro UK as saying on Friday ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Newcastle on Saturday: ‘It was quite a big task’. I said to him: ‘What does it say about you?...
Liverpool Keeps Pressure on Man City with Win Against Burnley
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Liverpool Keeps Pressure on Man City with Win Against Burnley

Liverpool maintained the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley in tricky conditions at Anfield. The Clarets took a shock sixth-minute lead when Ashley Westwood scored direct from a corner, although it appeared Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson had been impeded by James Tarkowski. But the hosts were only behind for 13 minutes before Roberto Firmino tapped in after Tom Heaton had fumbled Mohamed Salah’s cross. In a first half played in strong wind and hailstorms, Liverpool took the lead when Sadio Mane curled a shot past Heaton. Firmino scored his second following Heaton’s poor clearance and Burnley pulled one back late on through Johann Berg Gudmundsson from six yards out. But there was no fightback as Mane then went around the Cl...
Fabinho Prepared To Battle For Midfield Place At Liverpool
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Fabinho Prepared To Battle For Midfield Place At Liverpool

The Brazilian, recruited from Monaco, is still waiting to make his competitive debut for his new club, having been an unused substitute for the 4-0 Premier League opening day win over West Ham on Sunday. The midfield selected by boss Jurgen Klopp to start the contest featured James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho's fellow new signing Naby Keita, while Jordan Henderson came off the bench. Fabinho, who had had a minor injury and been unwell in the build-up to the game, told Premier League Productions: "When I came to Liverpool I knew this competition would exist in midfield and I think it's really good for the team. Liverpool's Naby Keita in action during the season opener against West Ham at Anfield "If anything happens to a player, there's adequate...
Liverpool Thrash Napoli as Alisson Makes Debut
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Liverpool Thrash Napoli as Alisson Makes Debut

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kept a clean sheet Saturday on his Liverpool debut in a 5-0 demolition of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli in Dublin. James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum both scored inside the opening 10 minutes at the Aviva Stadium in Liverpool’s penultimate pre-season friendly. Liverpool lost Milner to a clash of heads with Napoli defender Mario Rui early in the second half in an incident that left the former England international needing 15 stitches. Mohamed Salah, who hit 32 Premier League goals last term — a record for a 38-game season, added a third for Jurgen Klopp’s men just before the hour. Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno rounded out the scoring as Alisson, who joined from Roma in a deal worth up to £67 million ($88 million, 75 million euros) last month, was relati...
Klopp Reveals Mane’s Injury Is ‘Not That Serious’ And He ‘Could Play Against Stoke’
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Klopp Reveals Mane’s Injury Is ‘Not That Serious’ And He ‘Could Play Against Stoke’

The Senegalese international was spotted visiting a hospital on Thursday which led to speculation he may be a doubt for next week's Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma. However, Klopp has now quashed any fears over Mane's fitness but insists a decision still needs to be made over when to use the forward. 'He was with a friend in hospital. It is not that serious,' Klopp said before Saturday's lunchtime kick off at home to the Potters. 'There is a chance for tomorrow. You have to speak to the players, physios and doctors and make a decision.' Mane is a key attacking force for Klopp with the forward making up one-third of the devastating forward line-up that has led them to the verge of a Champions League final. The 26-year-old, who scored the third of five goal...
Liverpool Have An Array Of Options With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Arrival
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Liverpool Have An Array Of Options With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Arrival

The England midfielder has  acknowledged that he has work to do before he becomes synonymous with a specific position at Anfield. 'I've spoken about this for about six years - my whole career - where I'm going to be playing or where I'd like to play,' Oxlade-Chamberlain said. 'I just say I'd like to be an attacking midfielder. I've spoke to the manager about this, there's going to be a lot of positions (available) in this team: up-front, because the wingers play a bit more inside, or the midfield.' Liverpool have seven matches in 24 games until the next international break, so rotation will be key to maintaining the high-octane pressing game Klopp oversees. With that in mind, Sportsmail assesses where Oxlade-Chamberlain can break into Liverpool's squad. OPTION 1: 4-3-3 In the five g...
Liverpool Crushes Watford to Top The League
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Liverpool Crushes Watford to Top The League

Liverpool charged to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since May 2014 by beating Watford 6-1 on Sunday. Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can all scored in the space of 16 first-half minutes at Anfield. Roberto Firmino, Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum added further goals in the second half. Although Daryl Janmaat's consolation denied Liverpool a clean sheet, the club is on the right path to challenge for its first title since 1990, having been pipped at the post in 2014. Liverpool, which has now scored four or more goals in five league matches this season, is a point in front of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal. "We are still early in our development and there are a lot of things we can improve," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. ...

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