Georginio Wijnaldum has said that Liverpool are looking forward to make history by winning their first ever World Club Cup.
The Reds midfielder has set his eyes on the elusive silverware which the Merseyside club are favorites to lift in December.
The Dutch midfielder claims that the Liverpool squad are united in their goal of winning the Club world cup, with another “opportunity to achieve something big” on the horizon.
The annual tournament is slated to begin on December 11, with Liverpool poised to get into the tournament at the semifinal stage.
Wijnaldum says that the Reds are eager to make history in Qatar when the tournament kicks off. Wijnaldum himself is looking forward to taking part in the special competition for only the first time.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in the World Cup for teams because back in the day I saw the Champions League winners play in the competition. What I like the most is that if you win, you get a badge on your shirt,” the Dutch midfielder told Liverpool’s official website. “That’s something you want to achieve.
“That’s what makes this competition so special. First of all, it’s really difficult to qualify for a tournament like this.
“Second of all, you play against other teams who also had to do a lot of work to come into this competition.
“That’s why we have to enjoy it the most – because you never know if it’s going to be your last time in a competition like this. And, on the other side, if you want to play in this competition as much as possible you need to win the Champions League. It also gives you something in the Champions League.
“If you win the Champions League trophy you can play the World Cup for teams, so it also gives you another reason to want to win the Champions League.
“You go into football to make history and that’s what we want to achieve with the team we’re playing in. We have a good team. We are friends, we work hard for each other. We have a team that when we look back later we can say we achieved things. This will definitely be one of the moments when we look back, we can say we achieved something big.”