Wijnaldum didn't feel 'Liverpool love'

Georginio Wijnaldum has said social media abuse was behind his decision to leave Liverpool, explaining he “didn’t feel love” from a section of the club’s support.

Wijnaldum – who signed for Paris Saint-Germain after leaving on a free transfer – joined Liverpool in 2016 from Newcastle United.

He made more than 200 appearances while lifting the Premier League and Champions League titles before leaving at the end of last season.

Wijnaldum told The Times: "Every day in training and in the game I gave everything.

"Liverpool meant so much to me. There was some moment when I didn’t feel love and appreciated there.

“Not by my teammates, not the people at Melwood (Liverpool’s training ground). I know they all loved me and I loved them. It was not from that side, more from the other side.”

He added: "There was a moment when I didn’t feel loved. In the last two seasons, I had it a few times.

“The fans in the stadium and the fans in social media were two different things,” he said. "In the stadium, I can say nothing bad about them. They always supported me.

“On social media if we lost I was the one who got the blame — (claiming) that I wanted to leave. There was a moment when I was like, ‘Wow, if they only knew what I was doing to stay fit and play every game’.”

Source: pulse.com.gh

Racism is still a big problem in the United Kingdom. Britain claims it had seen civilization but still discriminate and abuse black people living. Even our football stars don’t feel loved and safe.

Black footballers gi through a lot in these countries, but for money, they endure the pain.

The critics de3 it will come oo, but sometimes you get so fed up especially when you’ve giving your all and you are not being appreciated. I feel his pain and after all is not that the critics will stop because he is in another team , we wish him well

Yaya Touré, Balotelli, Emile Heskey, Andre Gray and even more recently Romelu Lukaku all suffered because they played in countries and clubs dominated by whites. It is a tough thing to endure. This can greatly undermine the performance of the players but they stood their grounds and excel at every shot they were given. Wijnaldum left for PSG for good.

After all, France is knowns as a country for blacks. He is a great player and I admire his moves a lot. No wonder he captains the Netherlands National Team and play alongside teammates like Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries.

But on a flip side, PSG must win the champions league this season. :grin:That squad looks too formidable and invincible. Anyways, let’s see how it will go down.