Wijnaldum: Liverpool are not past Hoffenheim yet


Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has urged the team to remain focused for the second leg of their Champions League play-off against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

The Reds claimed an important 2-1 victory in Germany on Tuesday in the first leg of the tie, but Wijnaldum insists the job is not done yet.

“I don’t want to speak about a ‘big’ result, more a ‘good’ result,” Wijnaldum told the club’s official website.

“The big result must be at the end of the two games and that means you’re through to the Champions League – so not a big result, a good result.

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“I have to say, the game was very difficult because they played with three at the back and five midfielders, so it was really hard to close the gaps.

“But I think we did it well; they created a few chances, but we created a few big chances also. At the end, we can be happy.”

Jurgen Klopp’s charges host Hoffenheim in the return leg of the play-off at Anfield next Wednesday.