Darwin Nunez drew comparisons to Erling Haaland in the summer. However, the Norweigan already has 3 hattricks in 8 games, while Nunez has just 1 goal in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp has reassured Liverpool fans that Nunez is ready to get back to his best.
Klopp on Nunez’s Form:
Nunez has started only two games following his big-money switch from Benfica in the summer, with his rhythm severely disrupted by a red card against Crystal Palace in August. The Uruguayan has not scored since the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign.
Klopp told reporters: “He’s good. Of course he’s still adapting, how players always adapt. New players come in and everybody talks about them and wants them to shine immediately, that happens from time to time and sometimes not.”
“Only yesterday we had a long talk – well, with Pep Lijnders because my Portuguese is still not better! – and we just told him we are really calm. It’s really important in our situation that he isn’t looking like he is worrying or whatever.”
“The team is not flying, and that makes it not easier for a striker especially not for a finisher. It’s not that we aren’t creating chances, but it’s not like everything is clicking and we put in one player and he finishes our situation off. That’s not our situation at the moment as much as I wish it would be!”
Klopp also revealed that Nunez had not started the 3-3 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday because of a minor hamstring issue picked up on international duty with Uruguay.