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However, after struggling to establish himself as a starter with Mauricio Pochettino’s star-studded lineup, Wijnaldum has conceded that things aren’t going to plan.
He told NOS : "I can't say I'm completely happy because the situation is not what I wanted.
"But that's football and I'll have to learn to deal with that. I'm a fighter. I have to stay positive and work hard to turn it around."
The midfielder signed a three-year deal with the Parisians, meaning it’s more than likely a case of sticking it out in the French capital, but Klopp’s complimentary comments certainly hint he would be happy to have him back on Merseyside, should the opportunity ever present itself.
“Even when we prepare for an opponent like Chelsea, we look at our games against Chelsea and see Gini running around there,” Klopp said last month. “We still have to get used to that. It is not only on the pitch we miss him but we really, really miss him in the dressing room as well.”
Liverpool opted to not directly replace Wijnaldum, such is Klopp’s admiration for the player.
And the player also suggested that despite some ill-feeling towards the board, he remains a Liverpool fan and would love to return one day, but it would be more than likely be on the terraces, rather than the pitch.
“If it’s possible, I would love to come back,” he said before his final game for the club. “The feeling I have, the feeling my family has with this club, is only good things.
“I hope that it would be possible that I come back to watch a game and support Liverpool because I will be a Liverpool supporter for life.”
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