Darwin Nunez now spotted training alongside £15m Liverpool player who could be about to leave on his first day
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Darwin Nunez now spotted training alongside £15m Liverpool player who could be about to leave on his first day

Darwin Nunez was spotted training with Liverpool’s youngsters during his first session as a Reds player.

As seen on LFCTV’s Inside Pre-season video, Liverpool’s new-boy joined the slightly less-established members of Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the fabled rondo’s.

While Klopp’s first-team members trained together in two groups, Nunez was somewhat strangely paired up with the fringe players.

Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones were also part of the eight-strong group. However, the five remaining players are very-much on the periphery of the team.

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Sepp van den Berg, Tyler Morton, Rhys Williams and Leighton Clarkson are all unlikely to get too many minutes next season. Meanwhile, the final member of the group – Nat Phillips – is widely expected to leave after Liverpool slapped a £15m price-tag on him (The Athletic).

Darwin eased in at Liverpool

This may have been Klopp’s way of easing Nunez into the setup at Liverpool. In any case, the manager’s methods shouldn’t be questioned.

However, it does seem a little odd to have your new £64m forward essentially training at the kids table.

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That isn’t to do down the ability of those players he worked alongside. But when you’ve got the big-hitters of the squad all working with each other, surely it makes sense to get him involved in that as soon as possible.

Of course, we only saw a snippet of the session on video. It could well be that the rondo’s were on a rotational basis, or that Darwin trained alongside the first-team at other moments.

Trimming down the squad

What is interesting is that Liverpool took a 37-man squad out for the tour to the Far East.

Of all the youngsters taken along for the ride, there looked to be just a select few who were out training last night.

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Those were the players mentioned in the rondo, as well as goalkeepers Fabian Mrozek and Harvey Davies.

It’s feasible to suggest that this is the group of players who Klopp expects to use as part of his squad for the friendly games. Other younger players could well be there just for the experience and for Klopp to take a closer look at them in training.

The Reds will continue their work today before tomorrow’s game against Manchester United. Let’s hope Darwin is able to get to know his new teammates even better over the coming days.

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