MX23RW : Sunday, October 21 06:38:54

Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Roberto Firmino contract extension a good sign'

Wijnaldum: 'Firmino contract a good sign'
© Offside
Georginio Wijnaldum talks up the importance of Roberto Firmino to Liverpool and admits that the Brazilian's contract extension "is a good sign" for the club.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has admitted that the contract extension signed by teammate Roberto Firmino "is a good sign" for the club.

The Brazil international committed his future to the Reds on the weekend with a deal that is due to run through until 2023, which boss Jurgen Klopp hopes will persuade others to put pen to paper.

Wijnaldum is happy to see key names being tied down for the long term, providing a boost ahead of the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Roma this week, and the Dutchman is particularly pleased to see Firmino stay on at Anfield.

"Bobby is a really important player for us," he told the club's official website. "It's a good sign from the club, that we want to keep players together, and also a good sign from him; he wants to stay at Liverpool, he wants to build something with Liverpool.

"He has something extra. He scores goals but he is like an extra defender - he is always making it difficult for players when they have the ball. They never see him coming. He takes the ball from behind.

"When you play against him you always have to be aware that he can be somewhere, you never know where he is. That doesn't give you a comfortable feeling when you have the ball. And that's a good thing for us."

Wijnaldum and Firmino are in contention to play a part at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening, with Liverpool boasting a 5-2 advantage from the first leg.

Share this article now:
Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Read Next:
Klopp hopes Salah pledges future to Liverpool
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Belgian Pro League
Eredivisie
Russian Premier League
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Australian A-League
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account