Wijnaldum reveals struggling with illness during Bournemouth game
Gini Wijnaldum has admitted he was struggling with illness during Liverpool's 3-0 win over Bournemouth. The midfielder claims he could hardly make it into the half-time after scoring the second goal of the game.
Earlier Jurgen Klopp revealed the Dutchman had to leave the team hotel the night before the game so not to infect his team-mates. And the midfielder has opened up on how close he was to miss the game.
"Thursday night I had a tablet from the doctor for my knee," said Wijnaldum. "It was a tablet that could induce stomach pains. I took it and I had a pain and thought it was from the tablet. In the end I was vomiting and everyone was a little bit scared.
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"I didn't train on Friday and I didn't sleep at the hotel either because they thought I might infect other players. The manager called me and said 'do you think you can play?'. I said I was as positive as I can.
"In the morning I was still weak and had diarrhoea I must say the tablets helped a lot. But even at half-time I had to run off to get to the toilet. I was like, 'Oh no!'. I ran inside and I managed to control it!"