Wijnaldum: Competition at Liverpool is intense

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is relishing the intense competition for place at Anfield and is feeling confident ahead of the new season.

The Reds have so far added winger Mohamed Salah from AS Roma and forward Dominic Solanke from Chelsea to their squad, and Wijnaldum is pleased to see the way they have increased the competition within the club.

“I already felt we had a strong squad last season, but in a couple of moments, we had a lot of injuries and so it was difficult to rotate, with a lot of players having to play more than they’re used to playing and we had to use young players.

“This season, so far everyone is fit and it’s good for the team and the manager because he has a lot more choice.

“It has to be intense at a club like Liverpool – a big club, a top club. We have a squad with a lot of good players and I think that’s a normal thing.

“We have to have a big squad with good players because we play a lot of games though the season and in some situations you have to rotate to give some players a rest, so that’s not possible if you have a small squad. Having a big squad is a good thing.”