Liverpool did not have a good day against Burnley as a flat Merseyside team ended up losing 2-0 to the newly promoted side.
Not one Liverpool player actually did well in the entire game and we would be looking at the performance of one of the new boys in the squad, Georginio Wijnaldum. The Dutch star had moved from Newcastle in the off-season and actually had done decently in the first game of the season against Arsenal.
The 25-year-old was all over the park at the Emirates and he did play a hand in a couple of the goals but he was far below his best against Burnley and it was a surprise that he was not substituted early by Jurgen Klopp.
Wijnaldum did have a decent passing percentage of 90% in the game but that was not enough to help Liverpool mount a proper attack in the game. The former Newcastle midfielder also had just one shot on target in the entire game and that was one of the biggest issues for Liverpool, going forward they were absolutely wretched without any creativity whatsoever.
Most of the movement exhibited by the Liverpool team was in and around the Burnley penalty box but there was not enough of penetration and that was a similar story for Wijnaldum as well. Although most of his passes were in the final third, there really was no attacking outlet for him and Daniel Sturridge often ended up with the ball out wide, which greatly cut out his ability to threaten the goal.
Wijnaldum did create three chances for his teammates, but no one could take up the opportunity as Liverpool drew a blank against a side they had never lost to previously in the Premier League. In fact, many would have wondered if Wijnaldum was even playing in the game, he was that fleeting in his performance and barely had anything worth talking about from the 90 minutes at Turf Moor.
The Dutch star was one of the lowest rated players for Liverpool in the game, although not one player could come out with a lot to hold their heads up high. Wijnaldum was very poor in the game and certainly has to do a lot more attacking and moving about in case he is to keep his place in the team.
Overall, it was a disappointing performance from the 25-year-old and hopefully he will put in a decent performance in the upcoming games for Liverpool or he could be replaced by any other player for sure.
Stats taken from Squawka.com