Wijnaldum: Klopp not putting extreme pressure on Liverpool squad to win PL

Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea FC won’t compete for the title because of this reason

The Liverpool defender has been touted as one of the best players in the world in the last two seasons, and the club is keen on rewarding his development with a new contract, in spite of the fact that his current contract doesn't expire until 2023.

"We were very close past year", he said.

Both Liverpool Football Club and Virgil van Dijk have been left bemused by reports that suggest the Reds' defender is on the verge of signing a new contract.

Having announced his departure at the season's end, the 33-year-old will bring the curtain down on a glittering Premier League career, the four-time title victor likely to be remembered as one of the division's all-time greats.

"Before I even joined Liverpool I had a meeting with Jurgen and during our talks he asked me about Virgil van Dijk", Wijnaldum is quoted as saying by Metro.

"I had always rated Virgil very highly and my exact words to Jurgen were, "He is going to make the defence a lot better".

India sweep series with big win over West Indies
The hosts were45-2 at the end of the third day's play with Dareen Bravo and Sharmarh Brooks batting at 18 and 4 respectively. Asked about India's strategy, Bumrah said the plan was to create pressure in the first innings.

Last season's Champions League success has only served to whet the appetite for more trophies at Anfield and Wijnaldum admits they want to collect more silverware but Klopp is not putting the squad under pressure to deliver.

He has a better penalty record than the likes of Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Mauro Icardi and many more.

Arsene Wenger contends Arsenal are the only other side that can challenge Man City and Liverpool for the Premier League title. Let me explain. Firstly, the best time to face a superior opponent, especially when that game is on the road, is after an worldwide break for two key reasons. I actually expected him to win it. "Nothing about him surprises me any more".

"I know it's insane, but they don't want it out there. We will never know how it might have gone if the manager had started me".

"Winning the Champions League has given us all peace of mind", he added.

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