Ex-Newcastle United midfielder Gini Wijnaldum admits Liverpool struggles

Gini Wijnaldum.
Gini Wijnaldum.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Gini Wijnaldum admits that he has failed to hit the ground running since his £25million switch to Liverpool.

The Dutchman, who surprisingly moved for mega money to Anfield in the summer window, was a divisive figure among fans while at St James' Park.

Despite netting 11 goals in his maiden campaign in the English Premier League Dutchman Wijnaldum was seen by many as part of the problem, going missing when the Magpies needed him most, as the club failed to avoid relegation to the second tier.

His goals and early season form drew many admirers and eventually brought about the Reds switch.

But despite being delighted with life on Merseyside, Wijnaldum admits he's not quite lived up to expectation under Jurgen Klopp.

The 25-year-old told Sky Sports: "To be fair, I settled in quite quickly (at Liverpool) but I’m not really happy with my own performances, as I know I can do better.

"It is also a new position and playing with new players, so these things take time

"I think when I know everything that I have to do and when I know the players better, I can achieve more than I have done right now."

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