Published: Wed, May 17, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

CL can be start of something, says Liverpool's Wijnaldum

CL can be start of something, says Liverpool's Wijnaldum

Klopp's men can clinch a return to Europe's top competition if they beat already-relegated Middlesbrough in their final fixture on Sunday, but the German insists it is no foregone conclusion.

Michael Mongie brings you Rousing the Kop's match review after a massive win for Liverpool over West Ham at the London Stadium.

Liverpool are now within three points of qualifying for the Champions League after picking up the crucial win on Sunday.

"We were nowhere near close enough to players like Sturridge and [Adam] Lallana, and eventually they'll kill you", he added.

"The manager has shown faith in me and we have a good relationship as well", he told reporters.

"For a lot of games, we were without more than a few players and sometimes we coped with it and played really good and people said "We don't need anyone" but over the long term, over the season, we need more quality". It's a great victory for us. "But we fight for titles and probably other clubs finishing in the top four would like to be in our position, to try to fight for a title".

With a chance to equalise after Daniel Sturridge made it 1-0 to Liverpool, the double miss from Manuel Lanzini's corner was a once-in-a-career level missed chance for the West Ham striker.

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"I like this Formula 1 so my intention and first priority is to race here next year and I want to win". He said he still did not know what had happened in Sochi when his engine failed on the formation lap.

Philippe Coutinho scored twice and also set up the opener for Daniel Sturridge, with Divock Origi grabbing the fourth goal on a day when West Ham imploded. We have to be honest about it.

"It's easy to say, much more hard to do, but the boys did really brilliant and then we scored the goals, controlled the game".

The game against the Hammers, though, was his sixth start of their league campaign and first since Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Sunderland in early January.

'Getting more experience as a team and learning to handle more matches will make us better.

"We all fancied him to score".

"We wanted to avoid complacency but it was obviously there, at least subconsciously".

In the 84th minute Robert Snodgrass fired a good shot seven minutes after his introduction but the ball went just wide of the right post.

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