Date published: Tuesday 8th October 2019 10:59
Georginio Wijnaldum says there’s no chance of Liverpool thinking they are already champions after the weekend’s events.
Jurgen Klopp’s men marched eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table after they earned a late win over Leicester and champions Man City lost 2-0 at home to Wolves.
With just eight games played the Reds’ lead is a big one, but they know all too well from last season that City are capable of closing the gap after Pep Guardiola’s men overhauled a seven-point lead in January 2019 before going on to claim the title by a point.
The Reds though have won 32 of their last 37 matches and the general consensus is that the title is Liverpool’s to lose, Wijnaldum though is sure Klopp will keep the squad grounded.
“We don’t want to think we are already champions. That would be a really wrong thing to do,” Wijnaldum told Sky Sports ahead of Netherlands’ clash with Northern Ireland
“I’m sure the manager will keep us with our feet on the ground and say that we just have to think about ourselves, and try to play good and try to give 100 per cent every week.
“We just have to do what we did before and look at ourselves and not look too much to other teams because we don’t have influence on other teams – we can’t control the performance of other teams.
“We just have to make sure we are ready for the games that are to come and to make sure we are ready and try to have good results because we know that it can change quickly.
“Then at the end of the season we will see where we stand.”