Speaking to Liverpool’s official club website, Georginio Wijnaldum has outlined his frustrations with not scoring enough goals at Liverpool.
The Dutch midfielder has proven to be prolific at times during his career, once netting double figures in a Premier League season with Newcastle, while also boasting an impressive scoring record for the Netherlands.
Unfortunately, Wijnaldum has not been able to replicate his scoring form in front of goal for the Reds, netting just once in the league this season for Liverpool.
Wijnaldum spoke about his woes in front of goal for Liverpool.
“Of course it annoys me because you want to help the team, to help Liverpool, as much as I help the national team with scoring goals,” Wijnaldum said.
“But of course there are a few differences: in the national team I play as an attacking midfielder so I come more in front of the goal, but here we work on it also and hopefully I can add that to my game also – and sooner rather than later!”
While it’s never great to hear that a player is annoyed, this is the right type of frustration you’d want your player to be showing.
Wijnaldum’s annoyance can be channeled into improved performances, and his desire to start finding the net more often may actually see him improve his scoring form.
However, with Wijnaldum reportedly set to leave the club this summer, he may not have much time to turn his scoring form around at Anfield.
As he says though, he plays a different role for Liverpool, but with the Reds struggling to find the back of the net lately, we can understand why he wants to step things up on that front.