Jurgen Klopp salutes two Liverpool FC stars after Bournemouth win

The Liverpool FC manager reserves special praise for Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner after Saturday's 3-0 win over Bournemouth

Georginio Wijnaldum (Photo: The Sport Review)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Photo: The Sport Review)

Jurgen Klopp paid credit to Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner after the duo recovered from illnesses to help Liverpool FC beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The England international endured a forgettable evening in Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United in the English capital last Monday as he struggled with a bout of sickness.

However, Milner retained his starting spot at right-back in the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and the versatile midfielder impressed with his energetic performance.

Wijnaldum was Liverpool FC’s man of the match after a dominant performance in the middle of the park to help the Reds return to winning ways.

The Dutch midfielder netted a brilliant lofted finish to double the home side’s lead after Sadio Mane broke the deadlock with a header.

Mohamed Salah polished off a straightforward win that hoisted Liverpool FC back to the top of the table ahead of Manchester City’s clash against Chelsea FC.

Asked about Wijnaldum’s performance following his return from illness, Klopp told his post-match media conference:

“It is the same as you would say about Millie’s character, only nobody spoke about it.

“I heard some people were very critical of Millie’s performance last week, which is just a joke, to be honest, after all the fantastic games he played.

“Gini, it was obvious he was very, very good.

“That’s how the boys are and that’s brilliant, absolutely brilliant.”

Wijnaldum moved to Liverpool FC in a £30m deal from Newcastle in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in their last two Premier League seasons under Klopp.

However, the Reds boss is looking to become the first Liverpool FC manager to get his hands on the Premier League title.

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