Gini Wijnaldum was involved in Liverpool’s capitulation away to Bournemouth last weekend, but has vowed to make sure it won’t happen again.
The 26-year-old says he and his team-mates were too ‘relaxed’ after going 3-1 up and that we took our foot off the gas, when we should have kept up the pressure on the Cherries.
We’ve got West Ham at home today and you can be sure that whatever score we’re leading by, Jurgen Klopp will not allow his side’s intensity to drop.
“It is always important to bounce back,” Wijnaldum told the Echo.
“If you lose a game like we did last Sunday, it hurts. But we have to learn from the mistakes. This is an important game because we lost the last game.
“Maybe we were too relaxed at 3-1. I didn’t see it because I was playing but from the outside you see more than on the inside.
“The manager said after the second goal that it looked like we were feeling too relaxed, like we had already won the game and we didn’t do the same things we had done at the start. Maybe it was too comfortable.
“It is not that you can win a game easy. You have to do your best and make sure the things you are good at work.”
With Adam Lallana set to fully return from his groin injury, there’s no guarantee the Dutchman will start today. It’s likely that Jurgen Klopp will have to choose between he and Emre Can for the midfield position to the right of Jordan Henderson.
Can provides more hustle and bustle and judging by this term, a greater goal threat – but Liverpool’s best performances this season have included Wijnaldum in the midfield trio.
Either way, it’s a great problem to have.