New Liverpool signing has title ambitions, says it's time to write history again
By Dominic Toner
Georginio Wijnaldum believes the current Liverpool squad is very talented and can start winning titles again.
Wijnaldum, 25, joined Liverpool in a £25million deal this summer and started in the club’s 4-3 win over Arsenal in the opening Premier League fixture.
The midfielder was one of the bright points in a dismal season for Newcastle last year, scoring 11 goals in 40 appearances for the club in all competitions.
The Dutchman is eyeing success following his move to Anfield and believes the club has a strong enough squad to achieve his ambitions.
“I want to win titles. Liverpool is a club with a beautiful history, but we have to make new history and we can do it with titles and winning games,” Wijnaldum told the club’s website.
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“That’s what I want to do here. We have a good team, really talented, and if we work as a team I think we can achieve a lot of things.
“A club like Liverpool deserves it. The players before us already wrote history and now it’s on us to write more. I think we can achieve a lot of things with the team because the team is very talented. We have to believe that we can do something, that we can win titles.”
Liverpool have never won the Premier League since its introduction in the 1992/93 season but have been successful in both domestic and european cup competitions in recent years.
Jurgen Klopp has introduced an attacking style to Liverpool’s football which was on show in their impressive victory at the Emirates, as Philippe Coutinho tucked home a volley following a long-spell of fluent possession.
Jordan Henderson has claimed that Coutinho could become as good as players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, after his man-of-the-match performance against Arsenal.
Klopp has been busy in this transfer window shaping his new-look Liverpool side, with Sadio Mane and Wijnaldum just some of the high-profile names to join the club.
Wijnaldum first moved to English football to join Newcastle from PSV Eindhoven in 2015.
At PSV he hit an impressive 41 goals in 109 appearances and captained them to the Eredivisie title in 2014/15 – their first title since 2008.
In other Liverpool team news, this senior player has responded to criticism ahead of the Burnley clash.