Georginio Wijnaldum lifts lid on crunch Liverpool FC talks with Jurgen Klopp
The Liverpool FC star discusses what Jurgen Klopp wants from the Netherlands international this season
Georginio Wijnaldum has shed light on what Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp is demanding from the Dutch midfielder this season.
The Netherlands international is facing a battle to retain his starting spot in the Liverpool FC team in the 2018-19 campaign.
Emre Can’s move to Serie A champions Juventus in a free transfer has left a void in the Liverpool FC midfield for the new Premier League term.
However, the Reds signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco to bolster his options in front of the defence.
Liverpool FC spent £48m on RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita to add more creativity in the middle of the park.
Wijnaldum netted two goals in 49 games in all competitions in the 2017-18 season to help the Reds reach the Champions League final.
However, the Liverpool FC star has revealed that Klopp is demanding more from the Netherlands star in the current campaign.
“He said that I have to be more involved in games [this season], and that there was too many times that I was not involved and that it was easier to play a bad game [because of that],” Wijnaldum told Liverpool’s website.
“I was busy with that and last season he was really busy with the No.6 position while my head was in the No.8 position!
“But he said that’s also the next step, that you can play in more positions than only one because you have the qualities to play there and you can help the team to do better.
“I speak a lot with him about it and he makes me also aware of what I have to do to become a better player or to make the next step.”
Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.
The Reds have won their opening two Premier League fixtures after a 4-0 victory over West Ham United before a 2-0 triumph over Crystal Palace.
The Merseyside outfit lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term.