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Wijnaldum looking to repeat Champions League success

Gini Wijnaldum, Liverpool
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Liverpool are the reigning winners of the Champions League. However, this isn’t stopping them for aiming to get the glory once again.

After a perfect start to the domestic league, Liverpool now turn to Champions League once again.

They haven’t had the perfect start, as Napoli beat them 2-0 in Italy. The Reds will try to bounce back against Red Bull Salzburg this Wednesday.

The Austrian team is on fire, with their wonderkid and the best scorer, Haaland, noting a hat-trick in his first-ever Champions League appearance against Genk.

Liverpool’s defence will be tested, as they face the merciless striker.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Erling Braut Haaland, Red Bull Salzburg, UEFA Champions League, Genk
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – SEPTEMBER 17: Erling Haaland of FC Salzburg celebrates after scoring the goal for 2:0 during the Champions League group E match between FC Salzburg and KRC Genk at Salzburg Stadion on September 17, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Andreas Schaad/Bongarts/Getty Images)

However, Liverpool look as strong as ever. Everyone is chipping in to get results, and Wijnaldum is no exception.

The resourceful Dutchman even scored a winner against Sheffield United on Saturday. This was Wijnaldum’s first goal of the season, but it did come in a perfect moment for his team.

Speaking ahead of Champions League clash, Wijnaldum commented on Liverpool’s ambitions.

As per Express, he was quoted saying:

“What happened in the past is always in the past.

“We created great memories for ourselves [last season] but it is not something we should think about.

“Of course it gives us confidence if you are in a situation like that but it is a totally different Champions League campaign: different games, different situations, different teams.

“We just have to make sure we are ready and not think about last season.

“Yes, that is a great memory but we have to look forward to making it even greater and reach the final again. Not looking back but looking forward.”

When asked about Anfield atmosphere for Champions League matches, Wijnaldum replied:

“It will be nice.

“We all know how Champions League nights are so we will look forward to that.

“I didn’t know it was four away games, us players must be busy! We just see the fixture and think: ‘We have to play there!’”