Georginio Wijnaldum spoke to Liverpool’s official website and believes that it’s an honour to play for the club.
Liverpool’s 6-1 thrashing of Watford on Sunday was hardly surprising but the points dropped by Manchester City and Arsenal allowed the Reds to climb into first place on the league table and now sit pretty heading into the international break.
Gini Wijnaldum is enjoying the football so much he feels as though it’s a blessing to be a Liverpool player.
He told Liverpoolfc.com, “It’s a blessing for everyone in the dressing room that we can be a part of this team and this club. In situations and moments where it is going well, you enjoy football more than normal – and in this situation, we are enjoying football more than normal.
“We are scoring goals and playing good. Unfortunately we could not keep another clean sheet, but we won and scored a lot of goals – that’s the most important thing.
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“You enjoy playing in a team like this because it’s going well and you’re playing with good players. We want to keep the ball and score goals, and we’re trying to defend well. They are happy moments here in Liverpool.”
Wijnaldum had managed to assist a couple of goals but had not yet found the back of the net himself until yesterday afternoon and he is very happy to have opened his Liverpool account.
“I’m really pleased, especially in a game like this when you see everyone scoring,” Wijnaldum reflected on his maiden Reds goal. “I was searching for the goal and I’m happy that I’ve got it.”
Liverpool now head into the international break top of the league and have only dropped seven points from an available 33 in their opening 11 games of the Premier League. Chelsea are right behind the Reds in second placed and Wijnaldum says that being top of the league counts for very little at the moment.
“The manager and the technical staff will do everything to keep it the same – we will work the same and play the same,” said the Holland midfielder.
“We as players must realise that it is not common to be at the top of the league, so you must work hard – that’s what we’ve done, worked hard to get there.
“Now we will try to stay there until the end of the season because being at the top of the table at the end of the season is more important than it is now. It’s still early in the season, so everything can happen.
“We must be aware it can change quickly, so we need to keep the spirit in the team and fight for every point we can get.”