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Liverpool chief reveals what Darwin Nunez offers to club

Jurgen Klopp’s assistant at Liverpool, Pep Lijnders, has been speaking about new signing, Darwin Nunez.


Nunez of course made the big-money move to Liverpool from Benfica earlier this summer.

Before making the switch, Nunez caught the eye of Liverpool’s ‘Portuguese department’.

“Darwin was on our list and we have this Portuguese department who watch each game, even though they struggle a bit to watch the Benfica games because they are both Porto fans,” joked Jurgen Klopp recently.

That ‘department’ consists of Pep Lijnders and elite development coach Vitor Matos.

And now, speaking to The Athletic, Lijnders has been discussing what Nunez brings to Liverpool and also what the Reds want from their new striker:

“Darwin is one who in one game can create four chances. In fact, in the last game, he had four chances in 30 minutes by himself,” Lijnders said. “Everyone can see what he can offer us. We’re excited to work with him. We’re really happy that these guys chose us. We wanted them and we got them.

“New signings always have to add something we don’t have or give us something where we can really improve. Football is always like this. You always have to evolve in order to score more and concede less.

“In certain moments we asked those different questions last season with Jots. Just look at the amount of times he got in front of the goalkeeper. But, yeah, Darwin has this characteristic to attack through the inside with a lot of power, a lot of willpower.

“What we want from Darwin, what’s the most important thing is that he fights, that he presses, that he connects well with the others. Then everything else will come for him.”

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Josh Barker

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