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Georginio Wijnaldum claims Liverpool are training 'even harder' than last season to retain their Premier League crown as Dutch midfielder believes Jurgen Klopp's squad are more 'focused and concentrated' now Liverpool wrapped up the Premier League title for the first time last season  The Reds have also made a perfect start to the new Premier League campaign  Georginio Wijnaldum insists Jurgen Klopp's squad are hungry to defend the title The Dutchman said he cannot wait to face his national team team-mates at Ajax 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 11:35 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 11:35 BST, 3 October 2020

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Georginio Wijnaldum claims Liverpool are training 'even harder' than last season in their bid to defend their Premier League title.

The Reds won their first league crown in three decades last season, finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City and becoming the first side to wrap up the title with seven games still to play.

The Anfield club also have a perfect record in the Premier League in 2020/21 after victories against Leeds United, Chelsea and Arsenal in their opening three games, although they did suffer defeat to the Gunners on penalties in the Carabao Cup on Thursday.

Georginio Wijnaldum (right) believes Liverpool are training even harder than last season

Georginio Wijnaldum (right) believes Liverpool are training even harder than last season

Wijnaldum was part of the squad that won Liverpool its first league title in three decades

Wijnaldum was part of the squad that won Liverpool its first league title in three decades

But ahead of the trip to Aston Villa on Sunday, Wijnaldum says their 'sharper and more concentrated' squad hold a collective hunger to retain their Premier League crown, which has led to an increase in intensity

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