Liverpool summer signing Wijnaldum has revealed that he wants to score at least 10 goals next season.
The Dutch star set himself the target of finding the back of the net a minimum of 10 times and stated that he has managed to pull off the same feat at previous clubs including PSV, Newcastle and Feyenoord.
“I think a player with my quality has to get at least 10 goals a season,” he said.
“Sometimes you reach more, sometimes less. Last season I got 11. But because I create so many chances I have to score at least 10 – that’s the pressure I put on myself.
“I did it at Feyenoord, PSV, Newcastle. I always want to score, I am greedy to score and will do the same this season, looking for chances.”
Since the 2010-11 season the 25-year-old has only failed to score 10 goals or more in a season once and that was the 2012-13 season for PSV.
Wijnaldum scored 11 Premier League goals for Newcastle United despite the Magpies getting relegated last season and found the back of the net 18 times over the 2013-14 season in all competitions for PSV.
The 25-year-old also revealed that he wants to create goals as well but his priority is first and foremost to score himself.
Wijnaldum did however, underline that he needs to work on his finishing and that he could score a lot more if he improves this aspect of his game.
“It’s because I have the quality to score goals. To be fair I have the quality to create chances too and because I create a lot, I score goals,” he added.
“But it can always be better because I missed a lot as well. Every time I play I want to score, it’s something I’ve had since I scored a lot as a youngster.”
Wijnaldum joined the Reds on a £25m move from Newcastle United after the Magpies were relegated down to the Championship at the end of last season.
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