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Wijnaldum proposes season rescue plan for Liverpool

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It has been a catastrophic season for the English champions so far, but an optimistic Dutch international believes there is still hope.

Georginio Wijnaldum insists Liverpool can still “rescue” their lifeless season by winning the Champions League.

Liverpool have undergone a dramatic dip in form this season, and their Premier League title defense has flatlined.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have failed to win each of their last five league games at Anfield – the worst home run in their history – and have scored just once during that time.

They have managed a mere 12 points from the previous 42 available which leaves them 22 points off the pace and seven points off the top-four after 28 matches.

The Reds now turn their attention to the Champions League for the Round of 16 second-leg clash against RB Leipzig with one foot already in the quarter-finals, having won the first leg 2-0.

Wijnaldum told the club’s media: “Well, yeah, of course the Champions League can rescue the season but I think a lot of people only say it is rescued if you win the Champions League and everyone knows how difficult it is.

“But I think everyone who is in the Champions League has a chance to win it.

“In the beginning of the season we already wanted to play for everything what we could win, and the Champions League was one of them and I don’t think that changed. So what we are going to do is give it our best and try to win it.”