Liverpool boss jurgen Klopp hints that new summer signing Darwin Nunez could play in another position after first Liverpool game
Darwin Nunez has worn a Liverpool jersey for the first time earlier today while the Reds played Premier League rivals Manchester United in a preseason friendly.
The 23-year-old striker had a mixed performance as his new team was destroyed 4-0 by Man United in the Bangkok Century Cup in Thailand. He played the final 30 minutes of the match.
The Uruguayan had two chances during the game, with the best one being blasted over the bar from very close range.
Jurgen Klopp hinted at the fact that the player was clearly out of shape after the game.
According to Sky Sports, Liverpool paid Benfica £85 million to get Nunez this summer, and many believed that they intended to use the striker in his favoured position.
After the pre season game against man united, jurgen Klopp was asked where he sees Nunez operating this season and responded with, via the Liverpool Echo:
“He is a number nine who can play on the wing as well,
“We will see where he plays.
“But what you could see is the boys were already searching for him. It was his third session (since arriving for pre-season training) and I think after the third sprint his lungs were ready to explode.
“We nearly killed him these balls but he offered the runs and the boys wanted to pass the ball, that is for sure one of his strengths. He was dangerous.
“His profile is a proper number nine so that’s helpful with speed and aggression and using his body.”