Georginio Wijnaldum sees no reason Liverpool can’t challenge for the Premier League title after Leicester City’s surprise success last season.
Liverpool have only finished in the top four once in seven seasons but Wijnaldum believes they are capable of stepping up this coming season.
“Of course we can be serious challengers,” Wijnaldum is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. “If you play for a club as big as Liverpool you always have to be trying to win trophies – that always has to be the aim.
“You’re never going to be happy with eighth or ninth here. You have to go for titles.
“That’s the dream for me to help Liverpool create more history and I will do everything I can for that.
“If Leicester can do it then why can’t we? It’s all about the team — that makes a champion, not a signing.”
Wijnaldum, a £23 million signing from Newcastle this summer, has also set himself a personal target of double figures in goals, explaining that he is “greedy to score.”
“I think a player with my quality has to get at least 10 goals a season,” he said.
“Sometimes you reach more, sometimes less. Last season I got 11. But because I create so many chances I have to score at least 10 — that’s the pressure I put on myself.
“I did it at Feyenoord, PSV, Newcastle. I always want to score, I am greedy to score and will do the same this season, looking for chances.
“It’s because I have the quality to score goals. To be fair I have the quality to create chances too and because I create a lot, I score goals.
“But it can always be better because I missed a lot as well. Every time I play I want to score, it’s something I’ve had since I scored a lot as a youngster.”
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