Georginio Wijnaldum tells Liverpool to deal with added expecation

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum warms up before the game

Liverpool fans are hoping to see their side compete for a top four place this season.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum warms up before the game

Georginio Wijnaldum has told FourFourTwo that Liverpool’s stars must get used to the high expectations at the club. 

There is a lot of anticipation about the Reds this season after an impressive first year under manager Jurgen Klopp.

He led them to both the Europa League and Capital One Cup finals last season to make fans dream of a bright future under the German boss.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Barcelona's Aleix Vidal

They have been busy in the summer transfer window building a squad capable of challenging for a top four place this season.

Saturday afternoon saw them beat Barcelona in a scintillating 4-0 victory to increase their hopes, and Wijnaldum has told his teammates they must deal with the added expectation.

“If you play for Liverpool, expectation will always be there. We have to get used to it. It's a big club. It's great.” he told FourFourTwo.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum

It will certainly be interesting to see if Liverpool can challenge for a place in the top four this season.

This campaign is looking likely to be one of the most competitive yet, with big name managers at big clubs all looking to make their mark.

With Liverpool only having the league to focus on though, that puts them at an advantage and they will be hoping it can ultimately prove to be the difference for them.

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match

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