Georginio Wijnaldum blames his departure from Liverpool in part on insults from supporters on social media.

The Orange international made the transfer to Paris Saint-Germain last month.

According to thirty-year-old Wijnaldum, who signed a contract with PSG until mid-2024, "he experienced little love from some of his own supporters".

"Every day I gave everything," the midfielder continued in conversation with the English newspaper

The Times


"Liverpool meant a lot to me, but there were times when I didn't feel appreciation and affection, especially the last two years. It came from a certain angle. I'm not talking about my team-mates or other people at the club. They loved mine."

Wijnaldum has played for Liverpool since 2016, where he was very successful with, among other things, the Premier League title (2020) and the Champions League and World Cup for clubs (both in 2019).

Last season, however, 'The Reds' did not win a single prize.

Georginio Wijnaldum won the first league title in thirty years with Liverpool.

Georginio Wijnaldum won the first league title in thirty years with Liverpool.

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'If we lost, I was always blamed'

"The fans in the stadium and the fans on social media are two different groups," Wijnaldum said.

"It was great in the stadium. However, when we lost, I was always blamed on social media, especially lately."

"People said I would want to leave anyway, which was not true. I wish everyone had realized what I was doing to be fit and play every game. Unfortunately, that was not the case."

For Wijnaldum, the season officially starts with Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, August 1.

Then the Parisians will take on reigning champions Lille OSC in the battle for the French supercup.