Watch: Gini Wijnaldum gets standing ovation on final Liverpool appearance
Gini Wijnaldum was given a standing ovation at Anfield as he was substituted during his final Liverpool appearance.
After 236 appearances for the club during a trophy-laden five-year spell, Wijnaldum announced he would be leaving Anfield at the end of his current contract this summer.
And the Netherlands midfielder was given a standing ovation, guard of honour and celebratory plaque after his final appearance on Sunday.
Speaking after the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace that secured Champions League qualification, he told reporters: “I’m fighting against tears right now. The people in Liverpool have shown me love during the five years. I will miss them, you know?”
“It’s really special. Since I’ve joined the fans have sung my name,” he added.
“Week-in, week-out they saw I was giving 100% to give everything for this club. That’s what the supporters want to see and that’s what they appreciate from me. It is something I’m going to miss.”
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