The Holland international has helped the Reds mount a challenge for the top four after a two-year absence.
However, he could very nearly have ended up wearing the red of Arsenal rather than Liverpool.
The midfielder has revealed a Gunners scout tried to tempt him into moving to London at the age of 15, but he stayed put to fight for his place at Feyenoord.
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Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he snubbed a move to Arsenal as a teenager
"It is true that meeting my agent Humphry Nijman has been the best that has happened to me,” he told Dutch newspaper AD.
“Also, when I was 15, I suddenly had a scout from Arsenal on the phone to see if I wanted to come to London.
“And there were more big clubs. But I wanted to break through at Feyenoord.”
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Wijnaldum also believes Manchester United flop Memphis Depay has all the traits to be a world star.
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“Yes, his move to Olympique Lyon is interesting,” the Liverpool ace added.
“Memphis trains incredibly hard, also has everything to reach the top.
“There was criticism of his game, I understand. With his options he needs to play more.
“But the criticism of what he does besides playing football or doing, I do not understand.”