Jurgen Klopp’s men trail Manchester City by a point after Sunday’s goalless draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton – their fourth draw in the last six Premier League games.
And now Wijnaldum believes Liverpool will have to win all their remaining nine matches which includes Tottenham and Chelsea if they are to win the title.
“It’s a difficult one to swallow because everyone wanted to be top of the table. But I don’t want to say that it’s a setback,” the Dutchman told Sky Sports News.
“It’s normal that we are disappointed but that’s the situation and we have to deal with is. We are going to train hard and make sure we win the rest of the games. We have to perform and try to win every game because City will do the same.
“I don’t know (whether we prefer to chase them). We have to see if it suits us better. It’s always difficult to say. I think they are used to the pressure. For us it’s new. We just have to make sure that in the last nine games we give our all, and we’ll see what happens.”
Liverpool next host Burney at Anfield before a Champions League last-16 away tie against Bayern Munich.