Wijnaldum excited for Reds debut on eve of AC Milan clash

The midfielder is expected to start against AC Milan.

Wijnaldum excited for Reds debut on eve of AC Milan clash
Wijnaldum pictured in the pre-match press conference (photo: Getty)

Georginio Wijnaldum expressed his excitement to make his Liverpool debut on the eve of their International Champions Cup game against AC Milan.

The Reds will face the Rossoneri in the early hours of Sunday morning, UK time, for their second game in California as their tour of the Unites States continue. 

Wijnaldum to make debut, a week after completing £25m move

Wijnaldum, having completed a £25million move from Newcastle United last week, is set to make his debut against Milan after attending the pre-match press conference with manager Jürgen Klopp.

Speaking about turning out for the Reds for the first time, Wijnaldum said that "it's always great when you get to show what you can do", before adding "I am looking forward to making my debut"

Wijnaldum was a Liverpool player when they played Chelsea earlier this week, but remained at the club's Pato Alto training base, with Klopp deeming that he could do with the extra training session's before making his debut.

Wijnaldum missed out as Cahill's goal saw the Reds beaten by Chelsea (photo: Getty)
Wijnaldum missed out as Cahill's goal saw the Reds beaten by Chelsea (photo: Getty)

Dutch midfielder disappointed to have missed out on Chelsea match

He admitted that he was indeed disappointed to have missed the 1-0 defeat, revealing; "I was a bit disappointed I didn't play against Chelsea but the staff decided it would be better for me to complete more training sessions first."

Speaking about the training that he's done so far at Liverpool, he said that it's "totally different to Newcastle", and instead it's "more like how the training was in Holland", when he played for PSV.

“This is a club with a great history which has won a lot of titles and I can't wait to get started," said Wijnaldum, who will be hoping to make an impact as soon as possible for the Merseyside club, starting against AC Milan.