Wijnaldum Seen Busy With Other Sport Activity As Corona Virus Suspends Football Action

Wijnaldum Seen Busy With Other Sport Activity As Corona Virus Suspends Football Action


Liverpool and Dutch midfielder Georgino ‘Gini’ Wijnaldum shared photos of himself deeply engrossed with playing table tennis at his residence somewhere in UK on Sunday evening.

The former Newcastle midfielder who appears to be under conditions of self isolation after the outbreak of Covid-19 in England has said that he is simply doing all he can to get busy, as he captioned the photo.

The Covid-19 menace has brought footballing action to a halt in England and other major leagues across Europe following the rising incidents of football players testing positive for the virus.

Liverpool who are on the verge of clinching their first PL title in 30 years are awaiting the verdict of the league authorities in the coming days, as they look forward to rounding off the remaining league fixtures and go home with the PL crown.

Gini Wijnaldum has been an integral member of Jurgen Klopp’s highly exceptional squad since his acquisition in 2016 from Tyneside outfit, Newcastle United. He made his debut for Liverpool against Arsenal on 14 August 2016, where he played for 80 minutes and provided an assist for England midfielder, Adam Lallana.

Gini opened his goal scoring account for Liverpool in a 6-1 thrashing of the Vicarage Road club Watford on November 6 2016. Ever since then, the 5ft 9 inches has continued to impress at Anfield by grabbing crucial goals in very cagey encounters for the Reds.

His goal against AS Roma of Italy in the semi finals of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League ensured that Liverpool progressed to the grand finale of the competition and handed Liverpool the record of scoring the most goals ever in a single Champions League season, with the club’s tally of 46 surpassing the record previously held by Barcelona. Wijnaldum was on from start to finish in Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the final of the 2017/2018 UCL

The former Feyenord and PSV Ehindoven star would later feature extensively in the following campaign for Liverpool where they overturned a three nil deficit at Anfield, to defeat Spanish giants FC Barcelona in the semi final of the 2018/2019 UCL season. Wijnaldum scored twice in two minutes to tie Liverpool at 3-3 (on aggregate) with Barcelona, before Belgium’s Divock Origi scored the winning goal to send Liverpool in to the finals. In the final, Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspurs by two goals to nil, to be crowned European Champions.

Gini Wijnaldum was voted as the 26th best player in the polls for the 2019 Balon D’Or awards.

Gini made his international debut for Netherlands on 2nd September 2011 in the 11-0 trashing of San Marino. He scored his first goal for the country on this debut. He was a member of the Netherlands squad that finished third in the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil.

So far, he has picked up three winners’ medals for Liverpool after their triumph in the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup respectively. He was listed in the UCL team of the year for 2018/2019.

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