The month of January has only emphasised the rollercoaster ride of the title race, but with 12 games to go, Liverpool showed against Bournemouth that they are a side that have learned from recent mistakes and most importantly, a team that are coming back into form at the most pivotal of times.
The win temporarily saw Liverpool return to the top of the Premier League, although Manchester City's 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea on Sunday restored their lead on goal difference. He has grabbed games by the scruff of the neck and has been a champion player. "It was a tablet that could induce stomach pains", said Wijnaldum, was named man of the match. I think that's how it will have to be for Liverpool. In the end I was vomiting and everyone was a little bit scared.
"The manager called me and asked if I could play". In the morning I was still weak and had diarrhoea.More news: US destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions
"But even at half-time I had to run off to get to the toilet. I ran inside and I managed to control it!"
Wijnaldum is confident he will recover from the illness and the knee condition during the 10-day break before Liverpool's next game, against Bayern Munich. The Netherlands worldwide said the Bournemouth victory was the flawless response to dropping points against West Ham and Leicester, and re-set the benchmark for the performance level required to win the Premier League.
"It will be a real struggle for Liverpool to win the league, but it always was going to be, so this is not something new. Three goals and a clean sheet makes it even better", the Dutchman said after the match.More news: Activision Blizzard Reportedly Planning Massive Layoffs
"But if we had been told that at the beginning (of the season) you will have this kind of points (65) everyone would have taken it".
"We fought for everything and got the result that we needed".
"What will happen in Merseyside, as it did in Manchester all those years ago, is you will be walking down the street and people will be saying "I think we can do it, go on let's do it this year". "They are the team behind the team and they are the ones who keep us going and positive". Keïta has started the past four matches, his longest sequence, and Klopp admitted a decision was taken to play the Guinea worldwide into form.More news: Russia Plans to Disconnect From the Internet