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Sport Wijnaldum reveals Spurs talks before joining Liverpool

19:50  14 september  2018
19:50  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

It was not the plan! Liverpool's Wijnaldum on breakthrough goal

  It was not the plan! Liverpool's Wijnaldum on breakthrough goal Liverpool's set-piece routine at Tottenham did not go entirely to plan, but Georginio Wijnaldum was still on hand to open the scoring.Georginio Wijnaldum conceded he got lucky with his opening goal in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Gini Wijnaldum has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Tottenham in order to complete a move to Anfield.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the Dutchman revealed that he went as far as meeting Mauricio Pochettino to discuss a move to White Hart Lane as the two sides prepare to meet on Saturday.

“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.”

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He joined the Reds back in 2016 in a deal worth a reported £25 million following Newcastle’s relegation from the Championship.

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  Wijnaldum ends away hoodoo with Wembley goal Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum netted his first away Premier League goal as he scored the opener in the Reds' game against Tottenham.Georginio Wijnaldum netted his first away goal in the Premier League as he put Liverpool in front against Tottenham at Wembley.

Wijnaldum was a hit with the fans at Newcastle and it did not take long for the Liverpool fans to appreciate the player in a similar vein.

There were some question marks over his future at the club this summer.

He was linked with moves to Turkey following the arrivals of both Naby Keita and Fabinho, with concerns being raised about the level of game time he would get this season.

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