Wijnaldum explains Liverpool ‘positives’ after Southampton draw

Date published: Monday 21st November 2016 9:57

Georginio Wijnaldum: Midfielder in action at Southampton

Georginio Wijnaldum has urged Liverpool to keep their “perspective” after dropping points at Southampton.

Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at St Mary’s, missing a number of good chances, and dropped to second in the league after Chelsea beat Middlesbrough.

However, Holland international Wijnaldum has revealed manager Jurgen Klopp was not too downhearted by the result.

“The manager was positive,” Wijnaldum told the club’s official website. “He said ‘You must not be negative about the game, we did a lot of good things, we created a lot of chances and stopped them creating chances’.

“In the second half we played in their half. He said the only thing is we didn’t score, but sometimes in these games you can concede a goal and lose the game so the result was not that bad.

“The manager is a positive guy, a positive manager and he was satisfied with the game we played. We have to keep it in perspective.”

He added: “Sometimes you have games like that when you play well but don’t score. This was that game. Of course we are disappointed. When you play a game like this and create a lot of chances you expect to score a goal.

“It was one of those days. You can have days like this but I don’t want to see it as a negative. We did a lot of things well, a few things wrong, but if you look at the game we did more good than bad.”

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