Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Georginio
Wijnaldum insists manager Jurgen Klopp is not pressuring the team to end
the club's Premier League title drought this season.
The Reds have never lifted the Premier League trophy with their last
title success coming in the 1989-90 season when winning the old Division
Jurgen Klopp's side went very close last term when they finished
second, edged out by just a point by Manchester City in a thrilling
title race, and they are expected to battle for the top domestic prize
again this season.
They have made a fantastic start and sit top of the table with four
wins from four so far - the only team in the top flight with a perfect
record - and look in good shape as they aim to become champions for the
first time in 30 years.
Last season's Champions League success has only served to whet the
appetite for more trophies at Anfield and Wijnaldum admits they want to
collect more silverware but Klopp is not putting the squad under
pressure to deliver.
He told the Liverpool website: "Now we know what it's like to win the
biggest trophy of them all - and we just want to keep going from here
and add even more titles.
"But Jurgen Klopp is not putting extreme pressure on us to win the
Premier League. He does not tell us, 'Now you must win this or that
trophy'. He is very relaxed. He did not do that during the past season,
"His idea is that we get the maximum out of every individual every
single day that we are together. And then we will see where that brings
us at the end of the season."
Wijnaldum has enjoyed a good international break as he scored and got
an assist for the Netherlands in their 4-2 win Euro 2020 qualifying win
in Germany on Friday and will be expected to feature tonight against
Estonia before returning to Liverpool.
- TeamTalk Media