The Dutchman is no nearer to reaching a contract resolution that would see him extend a five year Anfield stay.
Perhaps not always the headline, the 30-year-old has constantly provided a stable figure in the heart of the midfield – more than ever this season as Jurgen Klopp hailed the ace as the most ‘consistent’ performer.
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Mourinho is believed to be preparing to oversee an overhaul, particularly in midfield, leaving Pellegrini’s future up for debate.
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Pellegrini would seem to be more than an adequate replacement for Wijnadlum, especially when you consider the disparity between the pairs goal contributions.
Heralded for high levels of ball interception qualities, the £33.3million valued midfielder looks to possess many of the attributes that have made Wijnaldum such an integral figure during Klopp’s reign.
Furthermore, having made 43 appearances this season, Pellegrini would seemingly be able to more or less match Wijnaldum’s outstanding availability record, something that would endear him further to Klopp.