Dutch midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum, is looking forward to another title-winning campaign after enjoying Champions League triumph with Liverpool last season.
Having been handed an extended break due his involvement in the UEFA Nations League final with the Netherlands, the 28-year-old joined his teammates on pre-season training this weekend, and he insists that last season’s triumph has left him craving for more silverware.
Wijnaldum scored a superb brace against Barcelona to help the Liverpool book a place in the Champions League final which they won after beating Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Newcastle United player now believes that his first taste of the Champions League winner’s medal has left him more determined to achieve beyond just the one trophy he won last season.
‘Because I know how it feels right now, I want it again,’ Wijnaldum told the Liverpool’s official website.
‘That’s why I came back hungry; the guys also came back hungry to achieve even more.
‘It’s a good feeling and it’s the feeling you want to get used to, winning trophies like that. That’s why everyone is hungry to do even better this year and win more.
‘You always look forward to coming back and especially because we won the Champions League, you want more this season. So you’re really hungry to start.”
Having missed Liverpool’s wins against Tranmere Rovers and Bradford City, the Dutchman would now be on the European champion’s tour of the United States, and would be available for selection in upcoming friendlies against Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla.
The midfielder, who has made 104 appearances for Liverpool since his move from Newcastle in 2016, also revealed his astonishment about how famous the club was beyond Europe, and how they had a great fan-base worldwide.
“It’s a really big club,” he said. “Everywhere you go people know Liverpool. On my vacation a lot of people came to me and congratulated me for the Champions League.
“Sometimes you don’t realize how big the club is; the club is in Europe but even when you travel abroad to Asia or America you see how big this club is because a lot of people support Liverpool and a lot of people know the club.”