Trophy matters for Wijnaldum

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has challenged his side to make their season complete by beating Tottenham in the Champions League final.

The Reds narrowly missed out on the Premier League title at the weekend, as they were pipped at the post by Manchester City, despite the Reds losing just one game in the league all season.

However, they can make up for that failure in 1st June in Madrid, when they play out an all-Premier League final against Spurs.

And, with Liverpool having lost out to Real Madrid in the Champions League final 12 months ago, there is added motivation in play for Wijnaldum and his colleagues.

The Dutchman told his club's official website: "Overall I think we had a good season and now is the challenge to finish with a title to make the season complete.

"It would be really sad if we finish the season without a title. I think this season deserves one.

"The last couple of games were basically games where we could only win and look at what Man City were doing. They won also, so fair enough that they are champions.

"But now we have a game that we can control, so we have to bring that to a good end. It would be really special."

Liverpool claimed 2-1 victories in both league meetings with Spurs this season, with Wijnaldum on the scoresheet in the success at Wembley back in September.

The Reds are 15/2 to secure a 2-1 victory in normal time in Madrid and are 1/2 to lift the trophy, with the Merseysiders 19/20 to triumph in 90 minutes.

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