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Player who no longer wants Darwin Nuñez at Liverpool surprises everyone

By Liam Styles

Darwin Nunez didn't have the best of seasons at Liverpool

Darwin Nunez didn't have the best of seasons at Liverpool

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Darwin Nunez did not have a good season in what was his debut campaign with Liverpool after arriving from Benfica in last year's summer transfer window. At that time, Liverpool's board paid 80 million euros for the Uruguayan striker, as everything seemed to indicate that he would be the Reds' new star, but his performance left much to be desired.

 

Nunez not only had a hard time adapting to the Premier League, but also suffered a couple of injuries that prevented him from reaching his best level, and although he still has the absolute confidence of Klopp, in his second season he will have to prove why they paid so much money for him, compared to the other great signing Liverpool made last season: Luis Diaz, who arrived in exchange for 47 million.

Darwin's performances with Jürgen Klopp's team have already begun to generate friction within the squad, as the Uruguayan striker could only score 9 goals in the Premier League last season, while Cody Gakpo scored 7 goals, but having arrived mid-season and under the new role of center forward that Klopp thought for him and in which he seems to feel more and more comfortable.

That is why next season, Klopp will have to make a decision if he wants to continue playing under his favorite 4-3-3 scheme, as Mohamed Salah is immovable, Cody Gakpo has proven to have the quality to play both left winger and center forward, so the remaining place in the starting lineup would be a fight between Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez, something that can generate a good internal competition for the starting lineup.

 

Is Darwin Nunez's permanence in Liverpool in danger?

After having an unfavorable season and far from expectations, Darwin Nunez could lose his place at Liverpool, as several reports claim that the Anfield board will hold a meeting with Victor Osimhen, the Napoli striker who scored 31 goals in all competitions last season. Should a possible move to Liverpool materialize, Klopp could consider Nunez's permanent departure.


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