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Premier League: The Liverpool season will be evaluated on the basis of trophies and not statistics, says Georginio Wijnaldum



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Liverpool's Premier League statistics this season make an impressive reading, but the emphasis should be on delivering trophies to Anfield, according to midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Picture of Georginio Wijnaldum's file. Reuters

Picture of Georginio Wijnaldum's file. Reuters

The Merseyside Club is the second in the league after 12 matches, with 30 points, two behind the Manchester City defense champions. It is Liverpool's best start to a league season since the start of the first league in 1992 and their uninterrupted run has been built on solid backs.

The team accepted five goals in the league – the best defensive record in the competition with Manchester City.

Wijnaldum, however, wants Liverpool, who did not win the 1990 league title and whose last fault came when he raised the League Cup in 2012, turned these stages into tangible success.

"It is good to hear, of course, but we did not play for statistics – we were playing to win games and at the end of the season, we hope we can win," he said on the club's website.

"Of course it's good when you're not right, because that makes it easier to win the games and also suggests that I defended well, but I think you also need a little luck. Of course these figures say something about our defensive qualities , especially at home, but we have to make sure that we continue now and we will continue to run again, "added Wijnaldum.

Wijnaldum welcomed Dutch teammate Virgil van Dijk for the defensive unit, which has kept seven clear cards this season.

"I think Virgil made a difference in the last place because he is a good defender, a great defender. He is an extra man who can defend set-pieces too," he said, adding, "he is a leader in the last line that not only helps with his quality, but also the players next to him and so he really helps the team. "

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