Wijnaldum knew the title race was not easy

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on February 9, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on February 9, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Liverpool footballer is not surprised that his team is fighting for the championship very closely with other clubs.

With 27 games played, Manchester City is currently the leader of the English Premier League table with 65 points.

The Citizens are tied with Liverpool in the number of points, but the goal difference and one more match are what separates the two.

Liverpool has 26 matches played and the same number of points as City, but their goal difference is +44, while Manchester has +54.

This is why the Reds are currently in the second position of the standings.

Liverpool has won 20 out of their 26 matches, drawing five times and losing only once in the 2018-2019 season.

There are 12 matches left in this season and for Reds’ footballer Georginio Wijnaldum, his team still can lift the title.

“It is always a good response when you win,” he told the club’s official website after beating Bournemouth.

“Three goals and a clean sheet make it even better.”

“We must make sure we respond every game, not just one game,” the Dutchman added.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City controls the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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“It is difficult [competing with City] but we already knew from the beginning that it would be difficult.”

“We have to control our results and performances,” he continued.

“We have to give everything in every game and in the end see where we are.”

“You could see at the beginning of the season we have improved,” Wijnaldum said.

“We just have to keep it going.”

Liverpool will now have a set of difficult matches.

First, on Tuesday they host German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

Then they take on Manchester United on the weekend and Watford midweek.

On the first game of March, the Reds visit Everton, to then host Burnley, but on the 13th, they will visit Munich to play against Bayern again.