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Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Matching Manchester City will be difficult'

Wijnaldum: 'Matching City will be difficult'
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Georginio Wijnaldum insists that Liverpool "have the quality" to win the Premier League title, but acknowledges the difficulty of keeping pace with Manchester City.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has confessed that it will be "really difficult" keeping pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

The Reds have brought in £175m worth of talent during the summer, more than a third of which went on goalkeeper Alisson Becker, as they attempt to improve on last season's fourth-place finish.

Wijnaldum hopes that Liverpool have what it takes to end their long wait for title success, but concedes that his side need to win near enough every weekend between now and the middle of May if they are to do so.

"I think we have the quality to compete with them but I also thought we had the quality last season," he told reporters. "If City are going to play like they did last season then it will be really hard because they only lost two games and had a few draws.

"If you want to compete with them you can barely drop points. That's really difficult but something we look forward to because you want to compete with the others and City are one of the best. So we will go for it."

Wijnaldum played the full 90 minutes as Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 win over West Ham United in their opening 2018-19 fixture.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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