Georginio Wijnaldum Explains Why He Choose The ‘Number 5’ At Liverpool  

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​It’s a slightly unusual choice for an attacking midfielder, but new Liverpool signing Georginio Wijnaldum has an explanation behind his choice of the number five shirt…

“On my debut at Feyenoord nine years ago, I had No.5,” he told the club’s website. “I started with [that number] because all the other numbers were already taken. 

“It went well for a few games but when I went to PSV I had No.10 because they held the No.10 for me. And when I went to England with Newcastle they gave me a choice of a few numbers and the No.5 was free, so I thought I began with that number and it’s a new start in a new country – I will play as a No.5 again and see how it works. 

“It’s quite a lucky number for me,It’s a slightly unusual choice for an attacking midfielder, but new Liverpool signing Georginio Wijnaldum has an explanation behind his choice of the number five shirt…
“On my debut at Feyenoord nine years ago, I had No.5,” he told the club’s website. “I started with [that number] because all the other numbers were already taken. 
“It went well for a few games but when I went to PSV I had No.10 because they held the No.10 for me. And when I went to England with Newcastle they gave me a choice of a few numbers and the No.5 was free, so I thought I began with that number and it’s a new start in a new country – I will play as a No.5 again and see how it works. 

“It’s quite a lucky number for me, I feel good with a No.5 and when I came to Liverpool it was also free so I took  I feel good with a No.5 and when I came to Liverpool it was also free so I took it “

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