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Liverpool star admits he’s yet to talk to club over contract extension!

The midfielder has been one of the club’s most important players this season but has not begun talks over a new deal at Anfield.

Liverpool confirmed there will be four English clubs in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2009 with a comfortable and clinical defeat of the German champions and Bundesliga leaders. Sadio Mané scored twice in a superb individual display while the equally impressive Virgil van Dijk also scored in Liverpool’s first European away win of the season, and arguably their finest under Klopp. Klopp must be impressed by the work put up by his industrious midfield in this season. This Liverpool midfield player admits he did not speak with the club over a new deal.

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum has said he has not spoken to the club over the possibility of signing a new contract. The Dutchman has just over two years left on his current deal, and while the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all penned new long-term contracts in recent months, Wijnaldum is still yet to begin negotiations over an extension. Despite that, the Reds midfielder remains calm about the situation. Wijnaldum told the Liverpool Echo, “No, I did not speak with the club yet. That is something for the club. I will see what happens.I signed a five-year contract and I am still under contract. I just do my job to perform. A new contract has to come from the club.” The former Newcastle man has played an instrumental role in Liverpool’s campaign to date and has missed just three Premier League games all season, while also featuring in all of the Reds’ Champions League matches.

He once again put in another superb performance at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night as Liverpool booked their spot in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition. With the draw for the next round to take place on Friday, the Dutch international was asked who he would like to face in the quarter-finals and admitted he would enjoy a trip to his homeland in the last eight. “Ajax are in and if it works out that way, why not? They are a good team and press high. They’re also a team that suits us, the way we play. Last season I said I did not want to play Manchester City – and we got Manchester City so we will see.”

Author’s Take:

Georginio Wijnaldum has been unsung hero in the heart of Liverpool midfield. It seems the 28-year-old is untroubled by the lack of movement on a new deal and remains focused on delivering silverware this season. Given the depth Liverpool has in midfield, the Reds are patient and will wait till the end of the season before taking a decision on the Dutchman’s future.

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