Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on Darwin Nunez despite missed chances for Liverpool vs Aston Villa

Jurgen Klopp has been discussing Liverpool striker, Darwin Nunez.

Nunez started up top as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners over Aston Villa on Monday.

The Uruguayan created some good chances, but failed to find the back of the net himself.

Nunez missed several big chances and was mocked on social media by rival fans.

However, Jurgen Klopp is not worried about Nunez’s lack of goals and instead chose to praise the striker’s work ethic post-Villa:

“It’s not as though he can close his eyes and hit the ball in. The scoring, in the beginning, is not so important. I am not since yesterday in the business and so I know. When you look back, you cannot imagine how many big chances [other strikers] they made in the beginning. We are completely calm.

“What I really love and what is so special is that in the third goal pretty much everyone in the room, we would have all hammered the ball down and tried to force it. The work rate he put in, the depth he creates for us, he is unstoppable in the moment, there is no defender who can really catch up speed-wise.

“I know all of the stories around, it is completely fine. He played an exceptional game tonight and we won 3-1, that’s all that counts.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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