Wijnaldum, a key player in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield that lifted the Champions League and Premier League, is set to leave the club after a five-year spell.


The Reds were keen on keeping him beyond this summer and offered him a contract, but he decided to opt against signing a new deal, drawing the curtains on his career at Anfield.



Wijnaldum, who is part of the Netherlands squad set to take part in Euro 2020, has revealed he will lift the lid on why chose to part ways with Liverpool once the summer’s tournament is over.


“Now is not the time to talk about Liverpool and the reason [why] I left”, Wijnaldum told Dutch magazine Voetbal International.



“Someday I will do that, after the tournament.


“Then it will become clear to everyone why things went the way they did.”



Wijnaldum explained that he is now completely focused on doing his best for his national team, and added it was not a simple question of signing on the dotted line at Anfield as there were other factors in play behind the scenes.


“So that’s the problem: people look at it from the outside and don’t understand it.


“There are many supporters who ask me why I didn’t just accept Liverpool’s offer to extend my contract.


“But that’s not all of course. It’s about much more than that


“Things happen behind the scenes that are beyond your control as a player


“I will explain that after the tournament, because now only the Oranje counts


“What I do want to say is that the people at the training complex, the employees of the club and my fellow players would have liked for me to stay.


“I explained why I was leaving.


“After that they completely understood my decision. That’s important to me.”


Wijnaldum, who had strong interest from Spanish giants Barcelona, is now set to join Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.