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Jurgen Klopp hails the contribution of Gini Wijnaldum at Liverpool

Liverpool secured a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the final day of the Premier League season to secure a third placed finish.

Goals from Sadio Mane wrapped up an impressive win for the home side and the fans will be delighted to see their side secure Champions League qualification for the next season.

The Reds looked quite impressive in front of the 10,000 fans at Anfield and they have now finished off the season by extending their unbeaten run in the league to 10 matches.

Meanwhile Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed the contribution of Gini Wijnaldum since his arrival at the club.

The Dutchman is set to leave the club on a free transfer this summer and Klopp revealed that he has been an exceptional servant for Liverpool over the years.

The player has been linked with a move to Barcelona and it will be interesting to see where he ends up in the summer.

The Dutchman has been ever present for Liverpool and the Reds will certainly miss his versatility and durability next season.

Klopp said: “Where can I start? I met this wonderful player for the first time – we played, obviously, against him, and the first time I met him was in my living room at home because I had see to him and talk to him. From the first moment it clicked between us. He is a very friendly, very smart, very open person, and that never changed, that just improved. Yes, it is very emotional for me because I lose a friend and I will miss him, that’s how it is. But it’s normal in football that these kind of things happen – it’s not always nice, but normal, and I am really sure he will find a great place. Each club who is interested in him should call me and ask about him. Then you will take him, definitely, because I could not be more positive about what he did here. It’s incredible. He was not only always available, he played 90 per cent of the time really, really good. People might not know exactly what I mean with ‘good’ because sometimes it’s not that spectacular. Sometimes it’s that, but from a young kid he was an offensive No.10, to a winger at Newcastle, to coming here and becoming such a controlling midfielder. That’s a massive step and you only can do that when you understood the game, really, in the right way. He scored incredibly important goals: Barcelona, Cardiff I think was very, very important, Middlesbrough was very important. So many top, top-class performances. Now, it looks like the time is over but everything will be fine and nobody can take our memories from us. We will share them forever and that’s really great. I told him that after the game, he sees it the same way and the goodbye would not be tough if the time you had together was not worth it. So, it’s really tough because we had a great time together.”

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