Adam Lallana squandered an even better chance to win the points late on, only to fluff his lines from a few yards out, though Wijnaldum was not willing to attribute blame to any of his teammates.
"I'm a little disappointed but not a lot because if you look at the game fairly you can see at the end they could have scored two goals," he told reporters. "Before we conceded a goal we had a chance to make it 2-0 and we had a few chances but didn't take them.
"At 1-1 we had the big chance with Adam Lallana but we didn't take it so that's what makes me a little bit disappointed but I think it's a fair result. He said, 'I'm sorry, I have to score it,' but no-one blames him. We all know he wants to score and anyone can have those moments in a game. It can happen.
"He helped us a lot this game, he played a good game, intercepted a lot of balls, so there is no point in blaming him. If you play like we did today - you could see the passion in the team - then it's difficult to beat us and that's what we must do every game."
Liverpool have now collected more points in their 10 games against top-six rivals this season than they have in their 10 games against teams in the bottom six.