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Jaime Carragher Slams Georginio Wijnaldum for Comments Over Liverpool Exit

Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he didn't feel appreciated by some at Anfield
Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he didn't feel appreciated by some at Anfield / Pool/Getty Images

Jamie Carragher has hit out at Georginio Wijnaldum following comments made by the former Liverpool midfielder after his move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutchman left the Reds this summer after five years to join the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer, and finally opened up on his move away from Anfield. In an interview with The Times, the 30-year-old said: “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. I know they all loved me and I loved them. It was not from that side, more from the other side. There was a moment when I didn’t feel loved. In the last two seasons, I had it a few times."

But Carragher took to Twitter to defend his former club, and wrote: "I love Gini but this is not right, social media is a circus & every club has clowns. Turn off your notifications & if it’s bothering you that much delete the app! He wanted more money the club said no, that’s football!"

Wijnaldum also told The Times: "The fans in the stadium and the fans in social media were two different things. 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.’

"You cannot complain because that is your job. But other players might have said, ‘I’m not fit.’ You get players in their last year who are like, ‘I’m not playing because it’s a risk.’ I did the opposite. I didn’t always play good but after the game I could look in the mirror and say, ‘I trained hard to get better'."