Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is confident manager Jurgen Klopp “is building something special” after the win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Liverpool took a 2-1 win on the road after goals by Dejan Lovren and captain Jordan Henderson. The win in London adds to the Reds’ impressive start to the season. They have already picked up wins over Arsenal and reigning champions Leicester City in addition to the win over Chelsea, and Wijnaldum sees it as the start to something great.
“This is a very talented squad with a great coach,” Wijnaldum told the Liverpool Echo. “I believe he is building something special here. I got that feeling when I first met with Klopp.
“I knew this was the right club for me. I always had a good feeling about moving to Liverpool and things have gone well so far. I am happy to be a part of it. I feel blessed.
“I’m learning game by game and I think I’ll continue to get better. I hope the goals will come soon. I’m trying to get in the positions to score. Of course I want to score. I’ve always scored through the years, no matter who I’ve played for.”
Wijnaldum was delighted with the win on Saturday, and said that he thought they thoroughly deserved the three points.
“It was a big win for us,” Wijnaldum said.
“it was great to celebrate with our fans at the end. The manager congratulated us. He was happy. There were lots of hugs!
“We played a really good first half and scored two good goals.
“In the second half we didn’t start so well. We dropped a bit too deep and conceded a goal which made things difficult for us but we saw the game out.
“Our gameplan is always to start on the front foot like that. To dominate our opponent. We try to do that, no matter who we are playing against. That’s the way we train and it’s what we’re good at. It worked well for us against Chelsea.”