Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum: “What we have to do now is to keep our confidence.”

Reds midfielder: We were unlucky to with our chances.

Jurgen Klopp after the final whistle at the Etihad. (Image: EMPICS Sport)

Georginio Wijnaldum is remaining confident after Liverpool registered their first loss of the Premier League season against title rivals Manchester City.

The Premier League champions cut the gap at the top of the table to four points as they ended Liverpool’s 20-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.

However, Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum has called on his team-mates to keep their heads up.

"I think we did enough to get a point and we could have won it also," Wijnaldum told "We were quite unlucky with the chances but we also could lose it – like we have now. We just have to keep the confidence and try to win the next game.

"They cleared well and we hit the post. They also had two or three chances so it could have gone either way; we could have won, drawn or lost. At the end, we were unlucky and they won the game.

"We knew before it would be a hard game and we would have to give everything to win the game. A few games this season we were lucky we have scored goals, and tonight we were quite unlucky with the chances that we had. That's football.

"Sometimes you have games where you score a lot and score with every chance that you get – and sometimes you don't. What we have to do now is to keep our confidence and win the next game."

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