'Sensational', 'Incredible' - Liverpool fans rave over surprise game changer v Roma (not Salah)
Liverpool fans have been left raving over the performance of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on social media after he played a surprise starring role in the 5-2 win over Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Reds took a huge step towards reaching the final in Kiev this season after thrashing the Italian giants at Anfield, former Roma star Mohamed Salah joined by Roberto Firmino in netting twice, while Sadio Mane also found his way onto the score sheet.
However, the match was somewhat marred by an early, and potentially serious, injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, which led to him being substituted for Wijnaldum before the 20 minute mark.
The Dutchman’s arrival seemed to spark some immediate energy into the Reds as he offered an attacking threat in comparison to central counterparts James Milner and Jordan Henderson – although perhaps should have netted himself with an opportunity from six yards out.
Despite Salah grabbing all the headlines with a brace of both goals and assists, Wijnaldum was also widely heralded by the Liverpool faithful on Twitter, with many crediting his ability to change the game when Jurgen Klopp needed to call on him.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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You were superb tonight Gini????????????????????????
— Archie Andrews (@FiqriAzahari) April 24, 2018
Gini has been SUPERB.
— showmethemoney (@smtm_LFC) April 24, 2018
he changed the game completely fr us… Big boy
— kabelo kootshole… (@KKootshole) April 24, 2018
Just said the same to my lad, was worried it would change our shape but this is arguably his best game for us imo
— Digga Goodman (@Digga_G) April 24, 2018
Couldn't agree more, Excellent since coming on! #Gini
— Brian Redmond LFC (@brianredmond5) April 24, 2018
Was an outstanding performance tonight, standout performances from Salah, Firmino, Henderson, Gini and Milner who were incredible. Proud of my club who continue to impress on the European stage. One foot in Kiev, need another big performance next Wednesday. #LFC
— Jack Gill (@jacklfcgill) April 24, 2018
Gini changed the game for me. Sensational #
— Samuel Parkinson (@Parki729) April 24, 2018
Gini deserves a shout tonight. Did excellent coming on. I hope the Ox is ok and is back soon but Gini put a performance in as if to say "I should be starting"
— #TheKloppEffect (@LFC8FAN) April 24, 2018
The 27-year-old’s outing on Tuesday means he now has 45 appearances under his belt this season, but has only scored one goal and chipped in with four assists.
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