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Feyenoord teenager Georginio Wijnaldum has denied making comments about a 'dream move' to join Dirk Kuyt and Rafa Benitez at Liverpool.

The 19-year-old winger is building a reputation as one of the most promising youngsters in europe, and last week the youngster was reportedly spoke of his desire to move to Liverpool in the English press.

Wijnaldum was widely reported to have said: "It's my dream to play in a big league and England would be the perfect choice. To follow in the footsteps of Dirk Kuyt would be sensational. He triumphed at Feyenoord and has had great success at Liverpool."

However, the attacking midfielder denied making those comments in an interview with Dutch publication Elf Voetbal.

"I've never talked to anyone about Liverpool! It seems crazy in England. In the Netherlands, I have never been quoted when I haven't spoken. What do I think of Liverpool? I'm not involved with the club, I am fully focused on Feyenoord."

Wijnaldum made his Eredivisie debut in April 2007 for the Rotterdam club, whom he joined at youth level in 2004.

The attacking midfielder would become a regular in the side for the 2008-09 season, and has again starred for the side this season. He has three goals and four assists to his name in the league so far in this campaign.

An outside bet for the Holland World Cup squad, Wijnaldum has represented his country at U17, U19 and U21 level. He is yet to receive his first senior call-up.

A big future is predicted for Wijnaldum, who is thought to have been watched by Real Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea and Liverpool scouts at de Kuip.

These recent comments suggest that the youngster is unlikely to be leaving the Dutch side just yet, although he has his sights on "the absolute top in Europe" at some point in the future.

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