Video: Georginio Wijnaldum talks Liverpool, happiness and his footballing roots

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Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum sat down for an unconventional interview with Kop Kids host Isaac, discussing his Reds career so far.

Wijnaldum has settled in well since his surprise £25 million move from Newcastle United in the summer, and scored his first goal for the Reds in November’ 6-1 victory at home to Watford.

His industry and dynamism have seen him slot comfortably into Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield three, while his positive attitude has aided his transition, too.

This was the subject of focus in Wijnaldum’s interview with LFCTV’s Kop Kids, where he discussed his upbringing and his career in football, paying tribute to his grandmother for her influence.

“First of all, she took me to a talent day at Sparta Rotterdam, when I was six,” he explained.

“From that moment the club invited me to join, [but] we didn’t have a car, and my mother was living in Amsterdam.

“I lived with my grandmother in Rotterdam, so every morning she brought me to training. We walked together, and when I was older I went alone, but she still supported me in every game.”

Wijnaldum also spoke about playing at Anfield, both as a Newcastle player and now with Liverpool, and how it is “a really exciting time” to be with the Reds.

To round things off, Wijnaldum treated those around him to a rendition of a new Anfield classic, Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds.

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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