Liverpool: Campbell - Ramsey not good enough to replace Wijnaldum

By Kevin Campbell

25th Mar, 2021 | 8:30pm

Campbell: Liverpool 'bullied' Ramsey and he's no replacement for Wijnaldum

Aaron Ramsey was part of an Arsenal side that was routinely bullied and he would be a poor replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum at Liverpool. 

That is according to ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Italian outlet Calcio Mercato reported that the Juventus midfielder is aware of interest from Liverpool.

Ramsey left Arsenal for Turin on a free transfer in the summer of 2019 after 11 years at the Emirates and is reported to earn £400,000 per week.

Wijnaldum is widely expected to leave Liverpool in the summer when his contract expires, and Football Insider understands that a Barcelona deal is “95 per cent done.”

Campbell claims Ramsey and Wijnaldum are totally different players and that the 30-year-old Welshman does not have the steel to play in Liverpool’s engine room.

He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “He’s not Wijnaldum. Wijnaldum’s got a good engine and he knows how to score goals.

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“I think he’s a good player but he’s not the same. He’s more of an attacking player whereas Wijnaldum’s a box-to-box player.

“Wijnaldum’s a really good, underrated player. I don’t think Ramsey’s as tough as Wijnaldum. He was part of those teams that got bullied at Arsenal, including by Liverpool.”

Wijnaldum signed for Liverpool from Newcastle for £25million in 2016 and has gone on to feature 226 times, scoring 22 goals and providing 16 assists.

He was part of the Liverpool side that secured the club’s sixth Champions League and a first top-flight title in three decades.

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