Liverpool’s summer signing Gini Wijnaldum believes he can improve tenfold, despite earning himself a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI since arriving from Newcastle.
We acquired the Dutchman for £23m and Klopp’s deployed him just to the right of a midfield three, a position which includes more defensive responsibility than his role at the Toon last season.
The 25-year-old told Sky Sports: “To be fair, I settled in quite quick, but I am not really happy with my own performances, because I know I can do better.
“I will strive to do better. I am happy with our results and how I played, but not really happy as I know I can do better.
“It is also a new position. You play with new players, so those things take time and I think when I know everything good that I have to do, and when I know the players better than I do know, I can achieve more than I have right now.”
Wijnaldum shone against Chelsea away and at home to Leicester, but arguably had one of his poorer afternoons verses Swansea on Saturday, although we still managed to sneak a win.
He adds legs, physicality and technical skill to the team and we’re actually more impressed with the player than he is himself, which is positive if it means there’s more to come.
Along with Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, Klopp’s picked the same midfield three in every Premier League fixture this term, meaning Emre Can has not been able to get himself in the team yet.