English Premiership

Wijnaldum not reading too much in Liverpool's 8-point lead over City

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 Georginio Wijnaldum (Supplied)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Supplied)

Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is confident that his team-mates won’t get ahead of themselves as the Merseyside Reds top the summit of the Premier League.

The Jurgen Klopp-managed outfit are sitting comfortably on top of the standings with an eight-point lead over champions Manchester City.

A vital component in Liverpool’s midfield, Wijnaldum says that they will have to make sure that they remain focused and not get toiled in with keeping tabs on other teams as the season progresses.

"We don't want to think we are already champions. That would be a really wrong thing to do," Wijnaldum told Sky Sports News as he prepares for Netherlands' clash against Northern Ireland on Thursday.

"I'm sure the manager will keep us with our feet on the ground and say that we just have to think about ourselves and try to play good and try to give 100 per cent every week.

"We just have to do what we did before and look at ourselves and not look too much to other teams because we don't have influence on other teams - we can't control the performance of other teams.

"We just have to make sure we are ready for the games that are to come and to make sure we are ready and try to have good results because we know that it can change quickly.

"Then at the end of the season, we will see where we stand."

After the international break, Liverpool will travel to arch-rivals Manchester United for a Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday, October 20.

Kick-off will be at 17:30.

- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien

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