Jurgen Klopp has claimed that ‘everybody’ can see how important Darwin Nunez is becoming to his Liverpool team.
Darwin turned in another good display last night, as the Reds beat Wolves 2-0. Unfortunate to see a goal ruled out for a foul by Diogo Jota, the Uruguayan was once again in the thick of the action.
And speaking in his post-match press conference, Klopp shared just how happy he is with Nunez’s recent form.
“I would say he is really getting there. Everybody can see he is just a handful, just a proper threat,” said the 55-year-old. “Again, the [disallowed] goal he scored was a super reaction, a super finish. The runs he had, one again down the line; in the end cross doesn’t arrive but [it was] pretty similar to the Everton goal, if you want. Using his speed in both directions, offensively and defensively.
“He is really good. He is still a young boy and I think everyone can see he will get there, there is no doubt about it, but he is already for us super-important.”
Darwin delivers again
Darwin may not have scored last night, but he was the instigator for a lot of the good work Liverpool did.
Ultimately, he perhaps should have been on the score-sheet, too. He wasn’t the reason the VAR chalked off his unerring finish in-front of the Kop, but he can hardly blame Diogo Jota either. The Portuguese forward may have just brushed Max Kilman with his leg, but it shouldn’t have been enough to bring him down.
In the end, the disallowing of a nice goal didn’t ruin the evening for Liverpool. But it would have been nice for Nunez to have bagged himself another.
That would have made it three goals in three games for the 23-year-old. A very decent return after a decidedly lean post-World Cup patch.
Still, two in three is good enough when you’re providing the all-round impetus that Nunez currently is.
There’s an argument that the former Benfica man is now Liverpool’s most important forward. Sure, Mohamed Salah is still the main man, but the Reds always looks so much more threatening with Nunez in the team. The challenge now is to keep it up, and to keep on improving. We’re backing him all the way!
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