Georginio Wijnaldum is on the hunt for glory in the Champions League final to ensure Liverpool deservedly win a trophy.
After heartbreakingly missing out on the Premier League title by a single point, Liverpool will head out to Madrid on June 1 to face Tottenham in the Champions League final.
It will be the second consecutive time the Reds have reached the final and motivation will be high given the setbacks they’ve suffered over the past year.
Following a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last season’s final, Liverpool went on to register an incredible 97 points, 30 victories, seven draws and just one defeat in their 38 league games this term.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane shared the Golden Boot award with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. While Alisson Becker won the Golden Glove award as Liverpool boasted the league’s best defensive record.
Despite all of that, however, Jurgen Klopp’s side still came up short of a first league crown since 1990.
But Wijnaldum hopes they can fix that by ending Liverpool’s seven-year trophy drought through winning the Champions League final.
“If you look back when you’re on vacation on this season, I think everyone will realise we had a really good season, a wonderful season,” Wijnaldum told the club’s website.
“Ninety-seven points, we’d normally be champion with. But in this case, City had one point more and they turned champions. Overall, I think we had a good season and now is the challenge to finish with a title to make the season complete.
“It would be really sad if we finish the season without a title, especially because I think we were quite consistent this season and we did so good.”
The Liverpool midfielder added: “I think this season deserves one. We put everything in, everything we could.
“If you look at the games where we still managed to win – Everton at home, Fulham away, Newcastle away and I probably forget five or six more difficult games that we still managed to win. We gave it our all but in the end it wasn’t enough.
“The last couple of games were basically games where we could only win and look at what City were doing. They won also, so fair enough that they are champions.
“But now we have a game that we can control, so we have to bring that to a good end.
“It would be really special, especially because this season deserves an end like that. We’re going to do everything to bring it to that end, but it’s going to be tough.”