News From Liverpool: Liverpool players laud Gini Wijnaldum return – 174 days after horror injury

The Dutchman has not enjoyed the same consistency he experienced at Anfield since leaving in 2021, first with Paris Saint-Germain and subsequently Roma.

Wijnaldum fell out of favour with the former and a fresh start awaited at Roma under Jose Mourinho, having signed a season-long loan deal with the Italian side last summer.

But just days after his 12-minute debut off the bench in August, Wijnaldum suffered a fractured tibia during training and was consequently sidelined for almost six months.