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Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum: 'I held talks with Tottenham Hotspur'

Wijnaldum: 'I held talks with Spurs'
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Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says that he once held discussions with Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino regarding a potential switch to North London.

Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that he held talks with Tottenham Hotspur before opting to join Liverpool in 2016.

The midfielder netted 11 goals from 38 outings during his first season in the Premier League, and Newcastle United's relegation led to the Magpies cashing in on the Dutchman.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a successful two years at Anfield, but the player has suggested that his career could have taken a different path.

Wijnaldum told The Telegraph: "I met [Mauricio] Pochettino when I left Newcastle. I just felt Liverpool wanted to come to an agreement quickly.

"Tottenham have shown over the years the quality of their players and manager. I see Tottenham as a team like us, wanting to play good football. They are always looking for solutions in the game and play as we do."

Liverpool are looking to register their fifth successive win of the new campaign when facing Spurs at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.


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2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
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8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
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11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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