Georginio Wijnaldum reveals extent of his illness before Liverpool victory

  • Georginio Wijnaldum reveals extent of his illness before Liverpool victory

Georginio Wijnaldum reveals extent of his illness before Liverpool victory

Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed how he played through illness - and potential embarrassment - to star in Liverpool's important win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Robertson, however, said the exact opposite was true. 'He has been calm and the backroom staff have been different class, ' said the left-back. He is just trying to get us going and it's obviously worked.

"He's probably been more 'smiley".

"I remember those first years going for titles and the weight of expectation and thinking "we have to try to get over the line" and you carry it with you every minute of every day".

That should have been no surprise; all three average well in excess of two points per game, with at least 20 wins each from their 26 or 27 league fixtures so far this term.

Yes, we need to take into consideration the fact that the Premier League has four fewer teams than the Championship, but that's four more teams that can produce shock results and score more goals, and it's eight more games where you can pull your team's shirt out of the wardrobe and wear it with pride as there's nothing like watching your side pull off an upset against a top team in the division. Three goals and a clean sheet makes it even better.

The Reds, who have only lost once in the league all season, didn't slip up again when Bournemouth visited Anfield on Saturday, winning 3-0 against a team who have now been beaten in 10 of their 13 away games.

Sadio Mane reached his own personal landmark by scoring in a fourth successive Premier League match for the first time, although his close-range header from James Milner's cross had a suspicion of offside. The third goal, scored by Mohammed Salah, proves just how effective this connection was.

"I don't think it's a message to any other team or anything", said 24-year-old Robertson. "We needed this to push on".

Cherries boss Eddie Howe's priority now is to find some consistency as, after hammering Chelsea 4-0 a fortnight ago, he knows they have the quality.

"I think everyone was really positive and hopefully that continues from now until the end of the season", the Echo reported that he said.

It also suggests that they feel the tension coming from the stands as much as we all do, but the trick is how that can be harnessed.