Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that he was angry at Jurgen Klopp after he was dropped to the bench for Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Barcelona this evening.
With Liverpool leading 1-0 at half-time, an injury to Andy Robertson saw Wijnaldum called upon at the break, with James ‘Mr versatile’ Milner once again slotting in at left-back.
However, the Dutchman quickly made his mark on the game, making it 2-0 in the 54th minute before doubling his tally just three minutes later to bring the aggregate scores level.
Divock Origi, who had opened the scoring on seven minutes, scored a crucial fourth goal with just 11 minutes to play to send the Reds to their second successive Champions League final.
Speaking after the game though, Wijnaldum revealed that he was angry at Klopp’s decision to bench him.
“Unbelievable. After the game in Spain we were confident we could score four and win 4-0,” Wijnaldum told BT Sport.
“People outside doubted us and thought we couldn’t do it. But once again we showed everything is possible in football.
“I was really angry that the manager put me on the bench. I just tried to help my team, I’m happy I could do that with two goals.”