Liverpool’s midfield has been subject to criticism this term, with some underperforming and some out for a while with respective injuries.
Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that an ex-Liverpool midfield Georginio Wijnaldum has been sorely missed since his departure.
He even questioned whether the Reds would consider taking him back, given their difficulties in that department this campaign.
The 32-year-old Dutchman left Merseyside on a free transfer in the summer of 2021 and moved to the French capital to play for Paris Saint-Germain.
An unfortunate long-term injury meant the midfielder’s time at PSG was not what he imagined, so he turned his head to the AS Roma loan deal.
Many say it seems like Liverpool have failed to replace him, and that he bought another layer of possibility to this side.
Saying that, the Reds have not done too badly without him after winning a domestic double and making the world believe a quadruple was in their hands, just last season.
Former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor, however, does think that he has left a gaping hole in the centre of Liverpool’s park.
“He (Wijnaldum) is coming back from injury, wasn’t he?! (after playing up front for Roma recently),” said Agbonlahor to talkSPORT Breakfast.
“But would they have him back? I know it’s not going to happen. But, since he has left, they have missed him. That energy. He could score a goal. The move didn’t work (to Roma and previously PSG).”
Wijnaldum was instrumental in Liverpool’s Champions League prowess, scoring two against Spanish stalwarts Barcelona in their 4-0 win.
Whether they have missed him is up for debate, but there is no doubt that the influence he gave to Klopp’s side was underappreciated at times.