Georginio Wijnaldum scores sublime goal in Liverpool training

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Expectations are high amongst Liverpool fans after Georginio Wijnaldum completed his £25 million move from Newcastle United last week.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a fine debut season at St James' Park - individually anyway - scoring 11 Premier League goals and assisting a further five.

Relegation into the Championship will have been a tough pill to swallow, but he now has the opportunity to prove his worth at one of English football's biggest clubs and under the eccentric Jurgen Klopp.


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Fans were given a taste of what to expect from their latest signing on Sunday morning when Liverpool cruised to a 2-0 victory over AC Milan, but it's in training where Wijnaldum is making waves.

During Saturday's session, the Dutchman pulled off a moment of sheer brilliance that eventually ended with the ball in the back of the net (see below at 0:20).

After controlling an airborne pass from Alberto Moreno to perfection, Wijnaldum cut inside and lashed a fine curling strike into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the box.


One special goal in training doesn't justify £25 million, of course, but it's a promising sign of what's to come.

Wijnaldum, alongside the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana, has all the qualities to thrive on Merseyside and steer the Reds to silverware.

Whether he will play each and every game under Klopp remains to be seen - Liverpool are blessed with attacking options - but if his performances for Newcastle last term are anything to go by, he should be a hit.

It would seem Klopp thinks so anyway, after telling the club's official website: "I am so happy that we have got him and he can join us now in the USA.

"I think he can be a great player for us. He has already shown some really good moments in his career but the most exciting and important thing for me and my staff is that there is still so much extra to come from him.

"When I talked to him I could tell that he knows we have to work together to get this level out of him to all be successful for the team."

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