By Alex Stevens
Georginio Wijnaldum played almost a full 90 minutes for the Netherlands in their international friendly against Belgium on Wednesday night and Liverpool fans were relieved he got through the game unscathed.
Wijnaldum missed the 0-0 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League in October after limping out of a World Cup qualifier against France.
He has only appeared from the bench in the three subsequent Premier League games for Liverpool but scored a goal in the 6-1 demolition of Watford on Sunday.
Liverpool fans praised his performance on Wednesday but were more pleased to see him taken off in the 88th minute unhurt.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Wijnaldum had a great game..
Thank god he did not pick any injury,
We need him at #LFC..
— Mamad (@Dr_mamadLFC) November 9, 2016
Gini Wijnaldum subbed after 88mins. Played very well and off unscathed.. #NedBel
— GeorgeDoors (@stardorman) November 9, 2016
Yay Wijnaldum comes out the match unharmed
— Ty (@AmbitiousPrime) November 9, 2016
The only joy I'm getting from Netherlands vs Belgium is that both Mignolet and Wijnaldum aren't injured.
— Mik (@MikLFC) November 9, 2016
@LFCKINGS Haven't seen any of it! Glad Mignolet getting minutes and Wijnaldum so underrated passes so fast.
— Ben Webb (@benwebblfc) November 9, 2016
@benwebblfc Mignolet is doing a good performance tonight but Wijnaldum who start aswell is playing even bether ? YNWA❤️
— Peter Nilsson (@LFCKINGS) November 9, 2016
Who would have thought in August @lfc fans would be worrying about Georginio Wijnaldum getting injured on international duty
— TheMoanyOne (@TheMoanyOne) November 9, 2016
Wijnaldum's been good… Very good
— Pawn Star (@iPoke_em) November 9, 2016
Pls don't get injured Wijnaldum
— Joe Ferman (@JoeFerman) November 9, 2016
Liverpool have enjoyed an excellent start to the season under Jurgen Klopp and are currently one point clear at the top of the Premier League.
They weren’t given much of a chance at the start of the season by bookies, who rated them as an 18/1 shot to win their first Premier league title, but are currently second favourites at 5/2.
Liverpool’s next Premier League game is away at Southampton on November 19.
In other Liverpool news, West Brom are lining up a bid for unwanted striker Mamadou Sakho.