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‘It was a little difficult’ Darwin Nunez speaks out on start to Liverpool career

The new Liverpool striker has been speaking about life since the move to England

New Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez has revealed that he cannot communicate with Jurgen Klopp, and has explained how difficult he has found the first few weeks at Anfield since his summer move in a recent interview.

Nunez arrived from Benfica for a fee believed to be £65m, that could rise to £80m should add ons be met, and began his Liverpool career with a bang, netting on his Premier League debut.

He has not scored in any competition since, however, and was sent off against Crystal Palace for a headbutt, meaning that he served a three game domestic ban, something that he regrets.

“The truth is that it was a little difficult to adapt but I believe that, as training and games go by, I will adapt little by little,” Nunez added.

“[After the red card] was a very tough time. I know I made a big mistake and now I’m aware that it won’t happen again.

“I have to calm my nerves during the games, talk less. We all make mistakes and I know it will serve as a learning experience.

“When the first [goal] goes in, more will go in. I’ve been through that [before] and it’s a little uncomfortable because, in the end, as forwards we live on goals.

Meanwhile, his relationship with Jurgen Klopp on a one-to-one level is almost non-existant, he revealed, with translators required for the Uruguayan striker.

“We don’t talk much,” he said. “I don’t know English, he doesn’t know Spanish.”

“They are the translators when Klopp talks to the group,” Nunez told TNT Sports Brasil. “They sit next to me and explain what I have to do.

“If they didn’t explain it to me, I’d enter the field with no idea what to do.

“But the relationship with the coach is that he supports me, gives me confidence and I have to repay that on the field.”

“I’m calm, the coach has always supported me. My team-mates also support me at all times and I will always try to help the team by scoring goals or, even without a goal, try to help the best I can.”


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Ben Browning

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