Darwin Nunez scored in Liverpool’s Neighborhood Defend win over Manchester Metropolis (Image: Getty)
Nunez arrived at Anfield this summer season from Benfica for £85m and scored in Liverpool’s Neighborhood Defend win over Manchester City on Saturday.
He was a substitute in that match, changing Roberto Firmino after 59 minutes, however many had been anticipating him to start out at Craven Cottage after his debut aim.
Nunez had a shaky begin to life at Anfield after a compilation video of the Uruguay international went viral on social media, that includes heavy touches, wayward passing and poor taking pictures.
Klopp confronted the media on Friday forward of the brand new season and urged that the 23-year-old will as soon as once more be positioned on the bench.
‘Darwin is prepared however that doesn’t imply he has to start out,’ Klopp stated. ‘I don’t learn about that. We nonetheless have completely different choices.
‘He wants time to get used to a whole lot of issues. He’s already an actual assist. It went actually fast. It was a correct pre-season coaching session for him, the primary recreation.
‘He stated himself he was nervous originally. From my viewpoint I sympathise with that so much, it’s fully regular. You might see that, however he has settled fairly rapidly.
‘He’s had an impression, however the work won’t cease right here. He’s in the very best place.’
Trent Alexander-Arnold believes Nunez’s first competitive performance ‘has got to be up there’ in the pantheon of great Liverpool debuts, whereas Virgil van Dijk has offered him some words of wisdom as the brand new season will get up and working.
When quizzed on what Nunez can be taught from Firmino, Klopp added: ‘They’re completely different gamers. They like one another, they speak so much.
‘They’re each from South America, each offensive gamers however completely different positions. Bobby is an distinctive participant. His personal means of enjoying soccer.
‘As an individual, sure, [you can learn] however as a participant, undecided.’
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