Liverpool have opened up contract talks with midfielder Gini Wijnaldum according to reports.
The Dutchman is arguably one of the most underrated players in the league and his workrate and ball retention qualities are second to none.
It is those strengths which have seen the 29 year-old one of the first picked on Jürgen Klopp’s teamsheet over the past three seasons, despite added competition in the shape of Naby Keita and Fabinho coming to the club.
While his tremendous aerobic ability is one asset, so too is his versatility to play any role asked of him in the midfield three.
The Reds have been experts in locking away their key assets over the past few years, but the popular player has played his cards close to his chest about the situation.
“What would I like? It is difficult to say.
“It depends on what the club wants and how the situation is at that time. We will see"
However a resolution may not be too far away.
The Express(via the Athletic) say that talks have opened between the two parties and there is confidence an agreement can be found in the near future.
It is clear that Wijnaldum loves the club and the respect he holds within the squad is extremely high.
So let’s hope this report is close to the mark and we see the smiling Number five dominating the middle of the pitch for a few seasons yet.