Georginio Wijnaldum sends message to Liverpool FC fans after Leicester setback

The Liverpool FC midfielder is adamant that Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Leicester was a good result in the context of the title race

Georginio Wijnaldum (Photo: The Sport Review)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Photo: The Sport Review)

Georginio Wijnaldum has insisted that Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Wednesday night was a point gained rather than two points lost.

The Reds had the chance to open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League table following Manchester City’s setback at Newcastle United on Tuesday night.

The defending Premier League champions squandered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 to relegation candidates Newcastle following Matt Ritchie’s late goal.

Liverpool FC appeared to be on course to secure a third successive win when Sadio Mane broke the deadlock in third minute at Anfield on Wednesday.

However, Harry Maguire equalised in added time at the end of the first half and the England centre-half managed to keep Liverpool FC at bay after the break.

The Reds failed to win at Anfield for just the second time this season after Manchester City held Liverpool FC to a goalless stalemate in October.

But Wijnaldum was pleased with a point that helped Liverpool FC to extend their lead to five points at the top of the table.

“We could’ve created a gap of seven points. At the end it’s five but of course we are disappointed that we couldn’t make it seven,” Wijnaldum told Liverpool FC’s website.

“I think we had a good start, we scored quick [and] after that we had a lot of possession. We didn’t create a lot of chances after that, but it was good. They had one chance with the header of Maddison, but the second chance was a goal from them.

“I think everyone was thinking about the seven because it was possible and it didn’t happen. Everyone is disappointed, but I think five points is also good. Every point that you can collect is good.”

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action with a trip to West Ham United on Monday night.

The Reds will play after Manchester City for the second successive round of Premier League fixtures.

Manchester City will host Arsenal in the Premier League at The Etihad on Sunday.

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