Here are four different ways Liverpool could lineup with Darwin Nunez in their team. The Reds are reportedly pushing for a transfer.
Reports from all over claim that Liverpool are nearing a deal for Darwin Nunez. The Athletic is one of those, believing that the two parties have agreed on personal terms. All the Reds need now is to complete what’s thought to be a record-breaking £85m transfer.
It’s a lot of money, of course, but we believe Liverpool can justify that price. Especially as Nunez could offer so much versatility up top.
So here are four different ways Jurgen Klopp could lineup at Liverpool with Darwin Nunez in the squad.
How Liverpool can lineup with Darwin Nunez
Salah – Nunez – Diaz
Here’s the most obvious one. You’ve got two traditional wingers in Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah, with Nunez playing a centre-forward role.
It’s easy to see how this could work. Diaz and Salah would look to attack space as Nunez occupies the centre-backs. Liverpool would move away from a False 9 like this but perhaps that’s what they want. It would certainly be a rapid, direct front-line that makes the Reds devastating on the counter-attack.
Salah – Nunez – Diaz
Nunez being a physical striker who can operate in the box with ease actually creates a new option. Liverpool could play a traditional no.10 behind him, allowing someone like Roberto Firmino to link with midfield.
It would be a shift in formation but an interesting one – Liverpool haven’t had an elite goal-poaching forward for some time now. Firmino has often been the False 9, dropping deep to work space. This way, Liverpool could really push teams back and perhaps open more space between the lines.
Salah – Jota – Nunez
Nunez is also very capable of playing on the left-wing and we might see Jurgen Klopp try that on occasion. You can immediately see the goal-threat here, in fact.
Having a 6ft+ striker drifting off the flank to attack crosses sounds good to us – Trent Alexander-Arnold would love that. Especially with Diogo Jota perhaps offering that fox-in-the-box role himself centrally.
Salah – Jota – Diaz
In some ways, this is the most exciting one. Liverpool are already an elite attacking side with world-class players leading the line before Nunez (potentially) arrives.
Klopp could simply use him from the bench, with the powerful Uruguayan able to enter a game and completely change how Liverpool attack. They could shift from nimble, agile players to a big, physical box-threat in one substitution.