Klopp Eulogises Darwin Nunez As Scoring Streak Continues

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Darwin Nunez after the Uruguay striker scored twice against Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday.

Mar 8, 2024 - 09:00
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Klopp Eulogises Darwin Nunez As Scoring Streak Continues

Nunez took his tally for the season to 16 goals across all competitions as Liverpool claimed a 5-1 win in the round of 16 first leg against their Czech Republic counterparts.

Nunez has been guilty of several moments of profligacy since swapping Benfica for Liverpool in a £64 deal last summer.

But the 24-year-old is currently in a rich vein of form which has seen him score five times in his last four games for Liverpool.

“He had absolutely more than (an) OK first season but he had to adapt, that’s done, and he is settled in the middle of the team,” said Klopp after the last-16 first leg which has put them within touching distance of the quarter-finals of the only trophy he has not won in his career.

“Wonderful guy, wonderful boy. He loves to play for this team together with these boys and has quality coming out of his ears, to be honest.

“It’s like strikers are, they score and then they don’t score. Is he at his absolute peak in general? Not now for us. But can he develop? Yes. Is he a threat all the time? Yes.

“He has the most important attitude a striker needs to have; he missed chances but all strikers are doing that but he is not bothered by it and just keeps going.

“That’s why he now has a nice number of goals, games to come, opportunities to come.

“When he’s not scoring he for us is incredibly important as he is a constant threat and gives us spaces in areas and options.”

Up next for Nunez and Liverpool is a Premier League blockbuster against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.