Georginio Wijnaldum thinks Liverpool wouldn’t have won that type of game “a few years ago” as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
The old adage of it being better to be lucky than good definitely applied to this victory as Jurgen Klopp’s side were slow and sloppy, prompting Bramall Lane’s Kop to questioningly chant “Champions of Europe, you’re having a laugh”.
Having done an impressive job for 70 minutes of blunting a strikeforce which had scored 13 goals this season Dean Henderson’s blunder in allowing Wijnaldum‘s shot through his fingers was all the league leaders needed.
“We didn’t start the game well. In the first half we slowed the game down too much and that’s why they could stop us,” Wijnaldum told BT Sport.
“It was not the best game we had but we won. A few years ago we would not have been able to win these games.
“It could be a really important three points. It’s really good to keep collecting the points.”