Gini on Newcastle: We must play the game just to win it
According to Gini Wijnaldum there is no point in thinking about what Man City do on Monday, what the connotations are anything potential outcomes. Winning at St. James Park is all Liverpool can do at the moment.
He's not wrong, either. Whilst the Champions League second leg is still in our hands, it's still a big ask to overturn a 3-nil deficit from the first leg. Meanwhile, the Premier League is totally out of our hands and we can only take maximum points and keep an eye on Man City.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com on Friday night, Gini said: "I think we must play the game just to win it – not to try to put pressure on Manchester City.
"We can’t control their performance or their result, only our own.
"We have to focus on our game, try to win and then we will see what Manchester City do."
With Manchester City's performances and results being something that's out of our hands, all the players can really do is focus on what we can do.
A sentiment that Gini agrees with. He continued: "That’s the mindset we must have because otherwise we’ll be busy with other things that we can’t control.
"We can control our own performance, so the focus has to be on that – not on City or Barcelona and these kind of things."