Jurgen Klopp tells Darwin Nunez he must calm down to end goal-scoring troubles
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 08, 2022 - 05:27PM
Darwin Nunez is still finding his feet at Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)

has told he needs to calm down on the pitch, as the summer signing continues a slow start to life at Liverpool.

The 23-year-old arrived from Benfica during the transfer window and quickly impressed with a goal in the Community Shield and another in the opening game of the Premier League season.

However, he has not found the back of the net since then, partly because he was suspended for three games after headbutting ’s Joachim Anderson, but he has still gone six appearances without a goal.

Klopp is not too concerned about his striker, impressed by his movement and how he has looked in training, but says the Uruguayan needs to be calmer in matches to be a hit at Anfield.

‘I think he said himself he feels the pressure, needs to calm himself down,’ Klopp told a press conference on Friday.

‘You can see the movements are exceptional and if you would see him finishing in training you would think, “Oof, my god”.

‘In games a bit of a rush, needs to calm down in these moments. We use his full range of finishing but as a striker it’s just something you need to feel and go from there. Not to change, just to keep going, actually.’

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won just two of their first eight Premier League matches (Picture: Getty Images)

The deal to sign Nunez could end up costing Liverpool £85m and Klopp admits that it has not been the best beginning to his career on Merseyside, but also feels that the team’s overall struggles are hampering the new signing.

‘I understand why you ask. It’s not the perfect start, he had a three-game suspension and now it’s still here [in the head],’ said the German of his forward.

‘He’s an aggressive player, he’s emotional but this should never happen again.

‘I really like his movements, that’s natural and it’s something we didn’t have in that way before and that’s what I like and that’s why I’m sure everything will be fine.

‘What is the worst thing that can happen when you come in as a striker into a new team? That your team is not playing exceptionally well, because you depend on the things they bring to you.’


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