Shearer impressed by Wijnaldum

Former England and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has been impressed by what he has seen from Liverpool new boy Georginio Wijnaldum this season.

Wijnaldum frustrated Magpies fans last season as he showed glimpses of brilliance but often went missing on the team's travels, something that Shearer noted in his praise.

"The accusation about Wijnaldum last season at Newcastle was he didn't really turn up for away games. But he turned up at Stamford Bridge for Liverpool [on Friday night]. I thought he was absolutely superb.

"He stopped Chelsea playing in midfield, he read the game well, he was tough, he was strong and he led from the front.

"When they came under the cosh a little bit in the second half Liverpool he stood firm and it was a brilliant performance from him and from Liverpool."

Liverpool have suffered a fair amount of frustration themselves in what has been an inconsistent start to the season.

The Reds have recorded victories over Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City while suffering defeat to Burnley and drawing with Spurs, but there are plenty of positives for Jurgen Klopp to take out of the opening to the campaign.

Wijnaldum has been impressive thus far and Adam Lallana looks to have found his feet after an indifferent start to life at Anfield, while Sadio Mane has given the Red's fans plenty to get excited about after making the switch from Southampton in the summer.