Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Liverpool can compete for Premier League title'

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum

Gini Wijnaldum is convinced Liverpool can challenge for the league title this new season.

The Reds finished fourth last term, 17 points behind champions Chelsea, with five of their six defeats coming against clubs in the bottom half of the table.

Georginio Wijnaldum has claimed that Liverpool can compete for the Premier League title this season if they cut out the mistakes that cost them in 2016/17.

"I won't say that we can immediately win the title, but I think we have a squad who can compete for the title", the Netherlands global told Sky Sports News.

'I'm confident that we will not make the same mistakes like last season, but that's my feeling. I have the trust and confidence. I think Chelsea is a good example. They knew what they had to do. And Wijnaldum, who turned down Spurs to head to Anfield from Newcastle United for £25million previous year, says they can overcome such negative tactics in the forthcoming campaign.

'Against the top teams we didn't lose a game, ' he said. I think the games against the lower teams will be bigger now and I think that will it will be different this season.

'A lot of people said that when a team parks the bus, we don't have a lot of solutions. If you have confidence then you will find solutions, even if a team drops really deep. I think we will learn from the mistakes that we have made, but we have to see how to undo them'. We didn't perform well.

A key factor for this team - that has already shown itself so adept at so many things - will be their ability to win those games that they found so hard last season.

However, like manager Jurgen Klopp, Wijnaldum is not anxious and believes his side still have more than enough quality to win a first league title since 1990.

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