Georginio Wijnaldum met with Tottenham before joining Liverpool

Liverpool take on Tottenham this weekend in the early kick-off.

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 ‘I just felt Liverpool wanted to come to an agreement quickly’

Ahead of the clash though, Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he nearly joined Spurs instead of Liverpool when he left Newcastle.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Wijnaldum stated:

“I met 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.

“That’s why people say this is a ‘big game’. In the situation we are in, they say it makes it bigger.”

Wijnaldum also commented upon Liverpool’s excellent start to the season but he is refusing to get carried away.

“We play for Liverpool. It is always our intention to win. All the players here want to compete at the top and win.

“The manager does not have to say to us, ‘we want to win a trophy’. We do not play for Liverpool not to win.

“With respect, we are not playing for a team that is fighting relegation thinking it is impossible. We know what we can do.

“We were so close already. We have done everything to win something but the fact is it is not so easy. There are a lot of good teams who also want to win the same trophies.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 31: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Tottenham

Liverpool have enjoyed a very successful start to their 2018/19 campaign.

They kicked off their season with a 4-0 win over West Ham.

Liverpool then beat Brighton 1-0, Crystal Palace 2-0 and Leicester City 2-1.

This puts Liverpool joint top of the Premier League heading into today’s game.

Spurs, on the other hand, kicked off their season with a 2-1 over Newcastle.

Tottenham then smashed Manchester United 3-0 and Fulham 3-1.

However, Spurs last game saw them lose 2-1 to Watford.

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