Gini Wijnaldum breaks silence on his Liverpool departure.
The 30-year old midfielder joined PSG on a free transfer this summer after his five-year spell with Liverpool ended on June 30.
He played a pivotal role in Liverpool’s 2019 Champions League win and the 2020 Premier League triumph over Manchester City.
In an interview, the midfielder revealed that he was not loved by some members at Liverpool.
“There was a moment when I didn’t feel loved and appreciated,” he told reporters. “Not my teammates, not the people at Melwood [training ground].
“From them I know, I can say they all love me and I love them. It was not from that side. More the other side.”
“I have to say also there was social media,” he added. “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-19 break], already knowing that I was going to leave, they still supported me and, in the end, they gave me a great farewell.