Previous Liverpool attacker Luis Garcia has instructed new signing Darwin Nunez that he will have to “work harder” to be successful below Jurgen Klopp.
The striker arrived at Anfield this summer season from Portuguese giants Benfica in a offer value £85m just after his fantastic type in the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
Nunez contributed 4 helps and 26 plans in 28 appearances in the Portuguse leading flight final term with the Reds facing opposition for his signature.
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The Uruguay worldwide was criticised by some enthusiasts on social media right after he skipped an easy-wanting likelihood as Liverpool lost 4- to Manchester United in a pre-season welcoming last 7 days.
But previous Liverpool star Garcia doesn’t think there is way too considerably to be apprehensive about with Nunez apart from his get the job done charge, which requires some enhancement.
When questioned if Liverpool supporters ought to be anxious by Nunez, Garcia explained to ESPN: “No, not at all. What I have realised is that he is likely to have to perform tougher. Liverpool play in a various way to Benfica. He is a player who is really intelligent his soccer intelligence is fantastic. But he has to track back again, he has to push.
“In the two online games towards Manchester United and Crystal Palace he has struggled. He wants to display that he is heading to be completely ready to perform, with the push, with that superior stress that Klopp does with Liverpool.
“But following a few or four operates he was exhausted. He experienced a couple of chances, but I assume it was since he was drained. He only experienced a few [training] periods, then into the video game with Manchester United. He experienced 10 sessions then confronted Crystal Palace, but only performed 30 minutes.
“I imagine his movements, the way that he performs will give [Liverpool] a lot. But they will need to wait around. He wants to be physically completely ready.”
Nunez was brought in to protect the reduction of Sadio Mane’s exit from Anfield this summer months with previous striker Dean Saunders baffled as to why the Senegal intercontinental still left.
Speaking very last month, Saunders informed talkSPORT: “I just cannot consider he’s leaving Liverpool, I don’t know how it’s bought to this position. He’s 30, I think of all his time at the club, the final six months he’s performed the best football, he’s been unstoppable at times.
“He went up the middle when (Luis) Diaz signed and he commenced acquiring far better and improved at getting the pockets and linking the perform up. I simply cannot get my head spherical why you’d want to go away Liverpool proper now, when you’re actively playing the best football of your lifetime in the very best mixture front-3 he’ll ever perform in, to go and play for Bayern Munich.”