Georginio Wijnaldum believes Liverpool’s Premier League triumph was “extra special” compared to his previous trophy wins.
The Reds secured their first league title in 30 years last week thanks to Chelsea’s 2-1 win over nearest rivals Manchester City.
Wijnaldum has been a mainstay in manager Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineups, making 31 league appearances and scoring three goals.
The Netherlands midfielder has won numerous trophies with former clubs in his homeland, including the Dutch Cup with Feynoord and the Eredivisie title with PSV.
The 29-year-old also won last season’s Champions League with Liverpool and has since earned Super Cup and Club World Cup winners’ medals.
But he insists the Reds’ Premier League glory was his favourite triumph as he was able to watch the drama unfold at Stamford Bridge with his teammates at Formby Hall Golf Resort.
“I was screaming and celebrating with the players [at the final whistle],” Wijnaldum told the Liverpool FC matchday programme ahead of the visit of Aston Villa. “I just thought ‘we did it!’
“A lot of great Liverpool teams have tried to win the Premier League before, but we did it. We did it for the club.
“When you are used to winning titles it is really hard if it stops. It is harder to accept for the fans, so that’s what makes it so special for us.
“Many have tried, but not a lot have succeeded, so it was a really big accomplishment for us as a team.
“It was also really special because this was the first one I watched together with my team-mates. Normally we are together on the pitch, but this was the first game we watched together and supported another team! It was special to do that.
“It had already been a good feeling to see each other after two-and-a-half months when we were allowed to train again.
“At that moment it was a really good feeling, but to share a moment like this when you win the league is extra special, especially because of the situation we are in right now.”
After a humbling 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, the Reds return to action on Sunday afternoon to face relegation-threatened Villa at Anfield.
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