Coutinho, 25, was once closely connected with a transfer to Barcelona throughout the summer season transfer window.
Liverpool became down bids of £70million, £90m and £118m from the La Liga giants as they regarded to discover a alternative for Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £200m deal.
The Brazil world considered in a transfer request to check out and drive via a transfer to the Nou Camp.
But the Reds stood company and issued a public observation outlining that their prized asset isn’t on the market.
Philippe Coutinho has since returned to Liverpool’s beginning line-up, impressing of their 1-1 draw towards Spartak Moscow within the Champions League previous this week.
However, Wijnaldum insists the theory surrounding his doable departure left him and his team-mates in two minds.
But he admitted that he understood why Coutinho sought after to seal a transfer to the Spanish giants.
“It was difficult,” Wijnaldum advised the Liverpool Echo.
“Phil is a actually just right individual and we understood why he sought after to make the transfer.
“He’s any person who has all the time given the whole lot for Liverpool. He has carried out a super process combating for Liverpool.
“On one facet we might had been glad for him if he will have long past as he actually sought after to make the transfer, however at the different facet as team-mates you wish to have him to stick as a result of you recognize with Phil as a result of we’ll be higher.
“There have been two ideas to your head. You can see it from either side. Someone was once going to be upset on the finish of the transfer window and it was once Phil.”
Barca may just reignite their hobby in Coutinho someday, however Wijnaldum is excited he stayed at Anfield.
“Phil didn’t just show it in these two games, but throughout last season he showed what a top player he is,” he added.
“He’s a very powerful participant who can win video games for us and make the crew higher. It was once commonplace that the membership attempted so exhausting to stay him.
“You by no means know what is going to occur someday. But Phil is a great individual and regardless of how lengthy he’s right here, I do know he’ll all the time give the whole lot for Liverpool. We’re so glad that he stayed.”
Liverpool have the danger to get again to profitable tactics once they tackle Newcastle as of late at St James’ Park (four:30pm).