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Gini Wijnaldum breaks silence after leaving Liverpool for PSG

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool FC during the Champions League match, 1/4 between Real Madrid and Liverpool played at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on April 6, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Ruben Albarran /Pressinphoto / Icon Sport)

Image source: Ruben Albarran /Pressinphoto / Icon Sport

Gini Wijnaldum has broken the silence, following his Liverpool exit this summer.

The 30-year-old has been heavily linked with the move to Barcelona for the summer transfer window, however, later deciding on joining the French side PSG.

Before the transfer, there have been talks over Wijnaldum’s possible contract extension with the Reds.

“There was a story that Liverpool made an offer, I didn’t accept because I wanted more money and the fans made it like: ‘OK, he didn’t get the offer, so he doesn’t try his best to win games,'” the midfielder said (via Anfield Watch).

“Then the results were not really good and everything looked like it was against me. Some moments, it was like: ‘Wow, me again?’ It’s a collective.”

“But my teammates never gave me the feeling that I let them down or I was taking the piss or something like that. With the team everything was fine.”

“There was a moment when I didn’t feel loved and appreciated. Not my teammates, not the people at Melwood. From them, I know – I can say they all love me and I love them. It was not from that side, more the other side,” he continued.

“Every day in training and in 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.”

On the club supporters, the Dutch professional added: “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.”

“Already knowing that I was going to leave, they still supported me and, in the end, they gave me a great farewell.”

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