Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that Jurgen Klopp has asked him to be more versatile and more involved as the Reds push for the Premier League title.
Since joining from Newcastle United in 2016, Wijnaldum has often been used as a number 8, being given the licence to get forward when attacking.
However, Liverpool‘s summer spending spree which has seen Naby Keita and Fabinho join the club’s options in midfield has seen the 27-year-old Dutchman be asked to play in a more withdrawn role as a more holding midfielder.
Speaking about his new role in the side, Wijnaldum has revealed details of what Jurgen Klopp has asked from him.
“He said that I have to be more involved in games [this season] and that there was too many times that I was not involved and that it was easier to play a bad game [because of that],” Wijnaldum told the Liverpool website.
“I was busy with that and last season he was really busy with the No.6 position while my head was in the No.8 position!
“But he said that’s also the next step, that you can play in more positions than only one because you have the qualities to play there and you can help the team to do better.
“I speak a lot with him about it and he makes me also aware of what I have to do to become a better player or to make the next step.”