It’s official now. He’s getting ready to go. For Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum has played his last video game. And if it doesn’t make you unhappy, you should visit a doctor because something is really wrong with your brain chemistry.
For one thing, the Anfield miracle against Barcelona would not have happened without him. His two goals were plenty, but the comeback really began when he came off the bench at halftime with a fire in his belly and grabbed the bull by the horns.
The image of him holding back two Barça players and then turning them inside out just as he seemed to be about to lose the ball will live on in the imaginations of everyone who saw it at the time—pure, unsurpassed brightness.