Georginio Wijnaldum comments on Liverpool winning games by scoring late goals

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool scores his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and KRC Genk at Anfield on November 05, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Liverpool are going strong in the Premier League at the moment.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on November 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has admitted to Goal.com that it is hard winning games by scoring late goals.

The Reds scored two late goals to win against Aston Villa in the Premier League last weekend.

According to Goal.com, since the start of 2019, the Reds have come from behind to win seven points in seven different matches.

 

Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum - who joined the Reds from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £25 million - has admitted that it is not easy winning games that way.

Wijnaldum told Goal.com when asked if it was more physically and mentally demanding to win games by scoring late goals: “It’s hard, really hard. You have to go until the end, and you have to go even when you don’t physically see a positive outcome.

“Especially at the end of the games, you just keep going because you think you can. Your body is tired and so you battle with your body like ‘no, we have to go, we have to go on’. It’s really hard, but in the end you enjoy it more if you win that way than if it is easy.”

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and KRC Genk at Anfield on November 05, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

Premier League title challenge

Liverpool narrowly missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City last season, but this campaign, the Reds seem determined to get the job done.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are at the top of the league table at the moment with 31 points from 11 matches, as many as six points clear of second-placed and defending English champions Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will face City at Anfield in the Premier League this weekend.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Georginio Wijnaldum and Joe Gomez of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on November 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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