Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has been talking about how The Reds have ‘evolved’ under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership in recent years.
Klopp’s Reds suffered only one Premier League defeat all season, finishing second on a club record total of 97 points.
In Europe, Liverpool marched to their sixth European Cup success, defeating PSG, Napoli, FC Bayern, Barcelona and Spurs along the way.
As reported on Liverpoolfc.com, Wijnaldum feels that this team can now win the tougher games after developing a very stable defensive base as well as improving on the game-management side of things.
“We have evolved a lot. You can see it, not only with the results but also with the way we were playing. We grew during the season.
“We started really well and we managed to win difficult games where in the past it was quite difficult and if we didn’t play really well we didn’t win the games that were really tough.
“But this season we managed to win those games. We learned a lot. Everyone is a better player than they were before.”
Liverpool had the best defensive record in the PL last season and this was largely due to the performances of PFA Players’ Player of the Year winner Virgil van Dijk.
Wijnaldum had some special praise for his Dutch international teammate.
“What has impressed me the most with Virgil is that he’s consistent, he barely makes a mistake.
“He developed really well at Celtic and Southampton and Liverpool, he developed a lot.
“What also impressed me is that other players play better when he plays; the defenders next to him defend better, the players in front of him play better because when you play and you know he’s behind you, you have a safe feeling.”
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