Georginio Wijnaldum reveals extent of his illness before Liverpool victory

Tanya Simon
February 12, 2019

"Well, in Liverpool they have two Dutch players of course, so for me Liverpool can win the title", he said on Sky Sports.

The win takes Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League table for 24 hours at least, with goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah.

For the first time since around Christmas, following that mauling of Chelsea, I'm finally, cautiously confident Pep Guardiola's men will clinch the Premier League title.

With the team out of the FA Cup, they now have a 10-day break before their next game and Milner took the opportunity to address the dip in form prior to Saturday's win. With so few points being dropped at all, the five between Liverpool and Spurs looks significant.

Manchester United (a rejuvenated, hungry, attacking Manchester United) v Liverpool is massive and will have a huge sway on proceedings.

As well, Everton may be meek and lacking confidence right now but the Toffees could also dent their neighbours title challenge, though it all depends on just how ferocious the Goodison crowd is on March 3.

"The scarves, the flags, the banners: it was something that I hadn't really experienced".

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They still have Manchester United (March 16) and Tottenham (April 20) to play, but as Chelsea found out on Sunday, City are relentless in the big games. It was the type of goal that Liverpool fans saw so many times last season; quick, instinctive and ruthless.

"We have to see how it is going to work".

"City today have won 6-0 and you're thinking, with it being almost 50/50 in possession, were they that good?" That's compared to the Premier league leaders' average of 2.4 points per game, showing how much more competitive the Championship is, compared to the top-flight. They are cracking opponents' heads open and feasting on the goo inside.

The 28-year-old Dutch global, who scored a superb goal in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Bournemouth despite suffering from a stomach upset, admitted two successive draws had been a setback as the club chases a first league title since 1990.

And he claimed the most impressive part of City's play was how they set up when they have not got the ball.

It will be because of these games (and squad depth) that they are not champions this season and that will be a shame. They are just unstoppable. We have to give everything in every game and in the end see where we are.

"What will happen in Merseyside, as it did in Manchester all those years ago, is you will be walking down the street and people will be saying "I think we can do it, go on let's do it this year".

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