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Liverpool assistant reveals Wijnaldum response to playing in Firmino role

Date published: Tuesday 21st July 2020 7:28 Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders has revealed how Georginio Wijnaldum reacted to playing in Roberto Firmino’s role last season. Firmino has been widely praised for his hard-working style of play in Liverpool’s striker position. The Brazilian is also viewed as a vital cog in Jurgen Klopp’s system.But he wasn’t fit enough to start in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with Barcelona last season. That meant another player had to fill in for him, with that responsibility falling to Wijnaldum. The Dutchman played 79 minutes of the game, which Liverpool lost 3-0 despite a good performance. And after a long, tiring night at the Camp Nou, Lijnders has revealed what Wijnaldum...