New PSG signing Georginio Wijnaldum has taken a swipe at some of the Liverpool fans after crossing over to France.
According to the Dutch midfielder, he left Liverpool after starting to feel unloved by some of the club’s fans.
Wijnaldum feels that his contract situation meant he was being singled out for blame after some poor performances, and it seems this may have contributed to him deciding to leave Anfield this summer.
“I have to say also there were social media. When it went bad, I was the player who they blamed – that I wanted to leave. Every day in training and in the games, I gave everything I had to bring it to a good end because, during the years, Liverpool meant so much to me and because of the way the fans in the stadium were treating me.
“My feeling was that the fans in the stadium and the fans on social media were two different kinds. The fans in the stadium always supported me. Even when they came back (after the Covid lockout), already knowing that I was going to leave, they still supported me and, in the end, they gave me a great farewell," he told the Guardian.
“There was a story that Liverpool made an offer, I didn’t accept because I wanted more money and the fans made it like: ‘OK, he didn’t get the offer, so he doesn’t try his best to win games,’.
“Then the results were not really good and everything looked like it was against me. Some moments, it was like: ‘Wow, me again?’ It’s a collective. But my teammates never gave me the feeling that I let them down or I was taking the piss or something like that. With the team everything was fine."