Liverpool came from behind to destroy Arsenal 5-1 this evening and return to the top of the Premier League table, with one man’s performance in midfield drawing huge claim from fans: Gini Wijnaldum.
Wijnaldum was exceptional in midfield for the entirety of the game, with a crunching tackle in the first-half being a particular highlight, while he maintained the tempo and prevented Arsenal from getting any sort of hold on the game.
It was yet another top-class display in a big game at Anfield by the Dutchman, who has been one of the standout players for Liverpool thus far this season, with fans quick to acknowledge him on Twitter:
Wijnaldum having a worldie here at Anfield and hardly anyone noticed because this game is so mental…! #LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) December 29, 2018
Special mention has to go to Gini Wijnaldum. Key man in midfield performing well in a another big game for us, well composed. 89% passing accuracy, 2/2 tackles, played superb while the front 3 were relentless vs Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/ZoOE7OOfcI
— . (@VintageSalah) December 29, 2018
Wijnaldum best player on the pitch this half. Always performs in big games.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) December 29, 2018
I genuinely think Gini Wijnaldum is one of the best midfielders in the league
— Ben Kelly (@bkelly776) December 29, 2018
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) December 29, 2018
Magnificent performance from Wijnaldum today. Absolutely bossing the midfield.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) December 29, 2018
Wijnaldum has often gained criticism for going missing in midfield but he’s been consistently impressive this season and has developed a real telepathy with Fabinho in recent games.
If Liverpool go on to win the title this season, Wijnaldum will more than have played his part.