Liverpool manager, Georginio Wijnaldum has said Liverpool players are looking to winning the Club World Cup, because it would be another opportunity to win something huge.
The yearly competition will start in Qatar on December 11, with Liverpool set to enter at the semi-final stage a week later.
Liverpool qualified to compete after winning the 2019 Champions League and will be battling champions from the other five FIFA confederations for the grand prize.
Wijnaldum has now said the team is ready to give their all in the special competition and they want to win it for the first time.
His words, “I’m really looking forward to playing in the World Cup for teams because back in the day I saw the Champions League winners play in the competition. What I like the most is that if you win, you get a badge on your shirt,”
“That’s something you want to achieve.
“That’s what makes this competition so special. First of all, it’s really difficult to qualify for a tournament like this.
“Second of all, you play against other teams who also had to do a lot of work to come into this competition.
“That’s why we have to enjoy it the most – because you never know if it’s going to be your last time in a competition like this. And, on the other side, if you want to play in this competition as much as possible you need to win the Champions League. It also gives you something in the Champions League.
“If you win the Champions League trophy you can play the World Cup for teams, so it also gives you another reason to want to win the Champions League.
“You go into football to make history and that’s what we want to achieve with the team we’re playing in. We have a good team. We are friends, we work hard for each other. We have a team that when we look back later we can say we achieved things. This will definitely be one of the moments when we look back, we can say we achieved something big.”
“It’s really important because it gives you a lot of confidence.
“When you are losing games, pressure will come on the team; when you win games, instead of pressure, confidence will come. It’s always important to win games, or even play good games, because that will help you get more confidence.”
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