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Wijnaldum Insists Liverpool ‘Deserves’ a trophy

Wijnaldum Insists

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum claimed that winning the Champions League over Premier League rivals Tottenham would be a ‘deserved’ end to their 2018/19 season.

Having produced an amazing comeback against Barcelona in the semi-final, Jurgen Klopp’s squad prepare to face Tottenham in the final in Madrid on June 1. However, with Spurs also demonstrating a breathtaking comeback against Ajax in early May, Wijnaldum has insisted that the Reds need to take their Premier League form into the fixture if they want to come out on top.

Although Liverpool failed to clinch the league’s highest honour, ​Wijnaldum suggested that the Reds have a proven formula for victory which they will do their best to deploy as they face Mauricio Pochettino’s ​side.

Wijnaldum in a statement said, “Overall, I think we had a good season and now is the challenge to finish with a title to make the season complete,” Wijnaldum who is 28-year-old scored twice in Liverpool’s jaw-dropping 4-0 victory against Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. “It would be really sad if we finish the season without a title, especially because I think we were quite consistent this season and we did so good. I think this season deserves one.” He added.

Wijnaldum said Liverpool did not have matters in their own hands at the end of the thrilling title race but are back in control with just the Champions League final to come against domestic rivals Spurs.

“It would be really special, especially because this season deserves an end like that,” he said, referring to the chance to sign off with a sixth European Cup. “We’re going to do everything to bring it to that end, but it’s going to be tough.”

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