Wijnaldum’s ankle-breaking goal is a flashback to Newcastle

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It’s easy to forget — I know I have — that Georginio Wijnaldum at his best is a dynamic offensive force.

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That’s not really his job in Liverpool, where Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane are among the many with more free-wheeling roles, but he showed his stuff again for the Netherlands in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Germany.

The soon-to-be 28-year-old has nine goals in 51 caps for the Dutch, and nine in 102 appearances with the Reds, but scored 11 in 40 for Newcastle (although four came in one match against Norwich City).

Look at this shimmy to open up the lane — basketball alert — a la Kyrie Irving.