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Klopp explains what ‘outstanding’ Wijnaldum brings to Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum as  ‘outstanding’ after his performances so far this season.

The 28-year-old has established himself as a fundamental part of Klopp’s midfield and was a stand-out player in Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield.

The Dutchman signed for Liverpool from Newcastle United for £25m in the summer of 2016, and Klopp was full of praise for a player whose versatility has been a key factor in the club’s unbeaten start to the league season.

“He’s an outstanding player,” Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.

“He combines a lot of things that you need. On a one-on-one situation, he can keep the body between the opponent and the ball, then pass the ball.

“I don’t know how many positions he’s played. In the double-six, he plays really well.

“He can play all three positions in midfield and that’s really nice. All the boys are really versatile, to be honest.

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