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Georginio Wijnaldum believes Liverpool can take on Thursday’s game against Chelsea with renewed confidence after beating Sheffield United 2-0

The Reds suffered a series of four defeats in the Premier League on Sunday evening Curtis Jones’s start at the beginning of the second half was complemented by Kean Bryan’s own goal

Their success at Bramall Lane put Jurgen Klopp’s side two points ahead of fourth-placed West Ham United and one point behind Chelsea, who are visiting Anfield later this week

Wijnaldum told Liverpoolfccom: “I think it is a good thing if you win a lot in a row but I think this is a good thing to stop the losses we had before”I think it’s really good for the team and it gives a good feeling [before] the next game and [increases] our self-confidence”

What was the boss’s message at halftime after Aaron Ramsdale made several good saves to stay goalless during the break?

He just said we have to do what we did in the first half, we have to hold the ball more and then they get more tired and if we play like we did in the first half there will be more chances that we have we did and I have to say it was also good that we scored two minutes in the second half, which also gave the team a big boost

Was it one of those games where you felt that the first goal would always be decisive?

In the situation we are in right now, you just hope that every chance you create is a goal, but unfortunately that doesn’t work in football So we knew that if we create you can miss opportunities if you are disappointed if the first and second chances don’t come, but on the other hand, you need to stay focused and deal with the situation in the game as anything can happen to you can’t stay in the moment when you are disappointed for not taking the chances that you had

Also conceding a goal with Adrian and a new center-back pairing of Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips

It’s a good feeling for these guys too and for the team.It gives us confidence because we’ve conceded a lot of goals in the last few games which will help us when we look to Chelsea next, hopefully we can get a winning streak

Yeah, and that’s what we have to do if we want to get into the top four, we have to put a run together and just hope the teams slip on us, we can only control our own performances so we have to watch it game by game , give it your all and try to win the games


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