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Wijnaldum: Every point is valuable

Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is refusing to be too downhearted about the 1-1 draw against Leicester saying every point collected throughout the season is well earned.

Despite not picking up the three points against the Foxes, Liverpool managed to extend their lead to five points atop the Premier League table.

The narrative leading into this clash on Wednesday evening was how victory for the Red would allow them to have a real mental edge in the title race against Man City who unexpectedly lost to Newcastle the previous evening.

While naturally disappointed with the result, Wijnaldum was looking to stay positive, knowing that there were plenty of further challenges ahead.

The Official site reported Wijnaldum as saying:

" We could’ve created a gap of seven points. 

"At the end it’s five but of course we are disappointed that we couldn’t make it seven.

" I think we had a good start, we scored quick [and] after that we had a lot of possession. 

We didn’t create a lot of chances after that, but it was good.

 

They had one chance with the header of Maddison, but the second chance was a goal from them.

I think everyone was thinking about the seven because it was possible and it didn’t happen. Everyone is disappointed, but I think five points is also good.

 

"Every point that you can collect is good.”

The midfielder was unable to put a real finger on why the team were not able to build on their one goal advantage after the Sadio Mane strike after three minutes.

" It’s difficult to say - we tried everything to push to score a second goal but it didn’t work out, they got better in the first half after 30 minutes and I think that’s why they created the chance with Maddison, but also because we lost a lot of balls trying to play football.

“It was difficult on this pitch, but at the end [of the first half] we gave away a free-kick and they scored.

"It’s always tough when you have to play when it just snowed, but it’s two teams that have to deal with it so you can’t complain about it or use it as an excuse."

 

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With that game now done and dusted, Wijnaldum is looking ahead to the next challenge against West Ham on Monday night.

"We’ll try to collect the three points against West Ham. It’s going to be difficult, but so is every game in the Premier League.”

In the position that we are in at the moment, that is the only thing you can do.

Don't dwell on the past, and look forward to the next challenge.

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