Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez has claimed he still doesn’t understand what Jurgen Klopp is saying to him, but he is taking English lessons to overcome this.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, the 23-year-old revealed how he still has to rely on his Spanish-speaking teammates to translate for him.
However, he hopes he will be proficient enough to communicate in English within 18 months.
“My team-mates who speak Spanish are always translating because I still don’t understand a lot of things,” Nunez said.
“But watch out, because I am taking English classes. I hope that, in a year and a half, minimum, I will be able to understand everything.”
Talking about Klopp and the difficulties they have communicating with one another, the Uruguayan claimed: “He doesn’t speak Spanish and I don’t speak English, so we don’t understand each other, but ever since I arrived at Liverpool, he has always given me confidence.”
Nunez can’t communicate with Klopp
Having only been on Merseyside since last summer, it is understandable that the youngster is still adjusting to life in England.
As a Uruguayan who made the move from Portugal, the weather must have been a huge shock to him – a stark contrast from what he was used to, for sure.
Not being able to communicate with the vast majority of his teammates would not have made the transition any easier. This is the same with the coaches, especially Klopp, as the player would have had to rely on his peers for help.
Nunez has a brilliant group around him with Thiago Alcantara, Alisson Becker and Fabinho all willing to help him out.
The 23-year-old now seems really content at Liverpool, so hopefully over the coming months, he will be fully at ease on the pitch.
He really is such a promising talent!