Sunday , April 11 2021

The trophies will define the season of Liverpool, and not the statistics. Wijnaldum

REUTERS: Liverpool League Premier League statistics make an impressive reading, but the focus should be on trophy delivery in Anfield, according to midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Merseyside club is the second in the league after 12 matches with 30 points, two behind Manchester City defense champions.

It is the best joint start of the Liverpool league in the league season since the start of the Premier League in 1992 and its unstoppable defeat was built on solid bases on the back.

The team conceded five league goals: the best defensive record in the competition with Manchester City.

Wijnaldum, however, wants Liverpool, who has not won the league title since 1990 and whose final goal was to raise the League Cup in 2012, make these milestones a tangible success.

"It's good to hear, of course, but we're not playing for statistics – we're playing to win games and at the end of the season, we hope we can win something," he told the club website news / first-team / 325448-georginio-wijnaldum-liverpool-interview.

"Of course, it's a good thing when you do not concede goals because it makes it easier to win the games and also suggests that we have defended well but I think you also need a bit of luck.

"Of course, these figures say something about our defensive qualities, particularly at home, but we have to make sure we continue at that time and we are going to a new career."

Wijnaldum acclaimed his Dutch partner, Virgil van Dijk, to appear with the defensive unit, which kept seven blades clean this season.

"I think Virgil made a difference in the last line because he is a good defender, a great defender. He is an extra man who can also defend the set-pieces," he said.

"He is a leader in the last line that not only helps himself with his quality, but also with the players at his side and what really helps the team."

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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