Georginio Wijnaldum: Group ethic can help Liverpool get over Coutinho’s exit

Dutch midfielder has bought into Jürgen Klopp’s stress on the collective and is looking for the team’s luck to change against Manchester City on Sunday

Georginio Wijnaldum scored the winning goal when Liverpool met Manchester City at Anfield just over a year ago and he remembers it well because it was a header. “I was lucky,” he says with a shrug. “It is a good moment to look back on but we need to be looking forward to the next match. Every game is a new game and anything can happen. I think City now have a better team than they have had in the past, so there’s no point looking back on the history.”

The league table would appear to suggest the same thing and Liverpool’s Dutch midfielder believes City have earned their place at the top. “I think they have been more consistent than anyone else this season and also I think they have had a bit more luck than we have,” Wijnaldum says. “We have had a few good games but at the end we didn’t get the result we wanted. That has rarely happened to City.

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