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The Real reason Jurgen Klopp decided to sign £85m Liverpool star

Famous Journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed Jurgen Klopp was ‘really surprised’ by how good Darwin Nunez was against Liverpool.

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Nunez recently completed an £85 million deal to Liverpool, surpassing the previous record of £75 million for Van Dijk and becoming the most expensive player in Reds history.

The Uruguayan international will be looking to replace the departing Sadio Mane, whose success at Anfield will not be simple to reproduce.

Many people think that Nunez’s two goals versus Liverpool over two legs are what first caught Klopp’s attention in the skilful attacker.

One of the major drives of Klopp’s interest in Nunez, besides his inherent ability to score goals, is reportedly his workhorse ethic.

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Fabrizio Romano commented on Nunez moving to Anfield on his YouTube channel, saying the following:

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This Darwin Nunez story started a long time ago.”

“It’s true that Darwin had a fantastic impact against Liverpool in the Champions League games and Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of checking players in the real games in the face-to-face games, with his own Liverpool and he was really surprised by the impact of this fantastic striker.”

The Uruguayan had an outstanding season, scoring 33 goals in all competitions for Benfica, and his stellar campaign led to links with some of the best teams in Europe, like Liverpool and Manchester United.

Real Madrid were really interested,’ according to Romano, in Nunez before he moved to Merseyside.

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Benfica’s Darwin Nuñez during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg game between SL Benfica and Liverpool FC at the Estádio da Luz. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nunez caught the attention of the European champions after they were unable to recruit long-term target Kylian Mbappe.

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Nunez doesn’t have a passport for Europe, though. It rendered Los Blancos’ potential acquisition of the Uruguayan “impossible.”

Darwin has since teamed up with his new teammates ahead of the preseason starting next week.

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(Video) Konate almost scores goal of the season with incredible long-range effort

Liverpool began proceedings in the second-half with far more aggression and intent and actually came close to finding an effort via unlikely scorer Ibrahima Konate.

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The Frenchman raced into the opposing half in a manner some might suggest was Joel Matip-esque before attempting to catch Kepa Arrizabalaga off his line with a speculative effort.

The shot went just wide of the post in what was a clear warning sign for Graham Potter’s men.

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Liverpool confirms midfield transfer as Jürgen Klopp explains plan and Diogo Jota injury update

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Liverpool have confirmed a January transfer move while Jürgen Klopp has been speaking about his summer plan and offered a Diogo Jota injury update.

Jürgen Klopp has told his team that the Reds would be making significant changes amid a transfer overhaul, but that won’t happen until the summer when several of his players’ contracts expire.

“At Borussia Dortmund, it was clear when I left (in 2015), I said something has to change,” Klopp said in the second part of his press conference. “It is a different situation (here). Either the manager’s position changes or a lot of other things change.

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“So, as far as I am concerned, what I hear — unless someone tells me (different) — I will not go. So that means maybe there is a point where we have to change other stuff.

“We will see but that is for the future, like summer or whatever. Not now. I have space and time to think about it.

“We have to play better football now. We cannot play and say: ‘OK, these are the problems but next season we don’t have them anymore’. That is a really long time. I cannot promise we will fly tomorrow but what I want to promise is that we really fight and everyone can see it.”

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But if they manage to finish in the top four this season, it will be much easier to make such changes. Without Champions League football for a season, it will be considerably more difficult to sign Jude Bellingham and other major targets.

Jürgen Klopp has offered an update on Diogo Jota’s fitness as he continues his recovery from the long-term injury that has already forced him to miss the World Cup.

“I don’t know exactly how long but he looks really good,” Klopp said in the second part of his press conference. “He’s out there on the pitch doing a lot of stuff already. Another few weeks?”

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When asked if Jota would be available for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Real Madrid next month, Klopp said: “From my point of view, yes but I don’t know.”

Colombian winger Luis Díaz is also on the recovery trail. He posted an update from the AXA Training Centre on social media yesterday.

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(Video) ‘I can’t remember a worse game’ – Watch Jurgen KIopp’s full answer as Liverpool boss admits he’s hit new low

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(Video) ‘I can’t remember a worse game’ – Watch Jurgen KIopp’s full answer as Liverpool boss admits he’s hit new low

The dreadful loss Liverpool suffered against Brighton & Hove Albion, in Jurgen Klopp’s opinion, marks a new low in his managing career.

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And the Reds manager rejected claims that the defeat was a “one-off” as his team’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another severe hit.

(Video) 'I can’t remember a worse game' - Watch Jurgen KIopp's full answer as Liverpool boss admits he's hit new low 15 Sportelo

At the AMEX Stadium on Saturday night, two goals in the second half from Solly March and another from substitute Danny Welbeck condemned Liverpool to a 3-0 Premier League loss.

In response, Klopp expressed his deep concern by evaluating the reverse without comparison over the course of his 22 years as manager.

“It’s my job to make the right line-up and set up the right tactics,” said the Reds boss. “I had really nice moments doing that but, I’m not sure if it’s because it’s only a few minutes since the game, but I can’t remember a worse game.

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“I honestly can’t and I mean all (my career) not only Liverpool and that’s my responsibility. So that makes it a really low point.”

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I love Liverpool but – Watch £100m Liverpool target gives conditions to join Liverpool as he decides on his future

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is eyeing some potential new signings this month with several players linked with a switch to Anfield, though the Reds’ boss will have one eye on the summer and a deal for Jude Bellingham

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Despite being one of the few clubs to have completed any transactions thus far in the January transfer window, pressure is growing at Anfield to complete additional deals given the Reds’ current form.

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Josko Gvardiol, a defender for RB Leipzig(Getty images)

2023 began with a 3-1 loss to Brentford, which was followed by a contentious FA Cup tie against Wolves at home that Liverpool may have lost if it weren’t for the VAR.

new signature In the third-round match, Cody Gakpo made his debut while Darwin Nunez recovered his shooting form and netted a stunning volley.

But that did not mask the issues plaguing Jurgen Klopp’s side at present, with calls for fresh blood in midfield not going away anytime soon.

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Klopp has already conceded the Gakpo deal limits what the club can do in the remainder of the window – but there is still plenty of time for them to spring a surprise.

Gvardiol decides future

Josko Gvardiol, a defender for RB Leipzig, has expressed his love for Liverpool amid recent transfer rumors, but he has also said he will stay with his current team until at least 2024, quelling any rumors that he might be moving to Merseyside.

At the World Cup in Qatar, the Croatian center back dazzled, drawing admiring glances from all across Europe, including Chelsea. Gvardiol’s admission that it would be a “dream” to wear Liverpool’s crimson uniform gave Liverpool a much-appreciated advantage.

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Leipzig, though, is adamant about keeping their man, and Gvardiol is similarly happy with the current situation.

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(Video) Watch Cody Gakpo’s shirt number revealed and the significance behind his selection

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Liverpool FC fans were excited to see our latest signing unveiled and as soon as Cody Gakpo was finally confirmed to be a Red, attention quickly turned to what squad number he would select.

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The Dutch attacker displayed the back of his shirt to reveal: “Gakpo 18,” which was a wonderful way for the club to announce his selection as he passed past our awards that are on display in the AXA Training Centre.

The 23-year-old joins Takumi Minamino, Alberto Moreno, Dirk Kuyt, Antonio Nunez, John Arne Riise, Erik Meijer, Jean-Michel Ferri, Michael Owen, Phil Charnock, and Ronny Rosenthal as the 11th player to wear the number since the Premier League’s inception.

The former PSV player wore the same jersey number for the Under-21 team at his old team and twice for his country; now, at Anfield, the legacy of his relationship with the number will continue to flourish.

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