Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are working ‘massively’ to assist Darwin Nunez enhance his English and acclimatise to the Premier League after his transfer from Benfica final summer time.
The Uruguay worldwide has displayed flashes of brilliance throughout his first season at Anfield, netting 15 targets in all competitions for a struggling Reds outfit.
Nonetheless, there was the odd destructive second, together with a pink card in opposition to Crystal Palace in considered one of his first video games, and his ending has been criticised.
“Darwin is a participant with a distinct skillset to our different gamers – which is sweet,” Klopp mentioned. “He’s an actual handful, a machine. He’ll rating quite a lot of targets, and he’s scored an honest quantity already. However after all he’s nonetheless adapting.
“His English nonetheless isn’t nice however we’re engaged on that massively. It’s not useful to undergo a debut season when it’s troublesome for the entire staff. How can a striker shine when the entire staff is struggling? It’s not not possible however he’s had some tremendous moments.
“He was injured in some moments, suspended in different moments. That’s not an issue in any respect. It is a long-term product. I perceive that he needs to play desperately from the start however we now have to discover a approach that basically works for us once more.
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“I’m utterly fantastic with the scenario. I perceive that Darwin isn’t at all times fantastic. He doesn’t smile in my face when he realises he received’t begin and says: ‘Thanks, boss!’ However when you may have 5 – 6 gamers obtainable up entrance it’s important to make choices.
“That’s good. The door is miles open. He got here on the opposite night time and was distinctive. It was precisely the fitting approach. With 5 video games within the subsequent two weeks, Darwin will begin video games – positively.”
Nunez will seemingly be in motion when Liverpool host Nottingham Forest on Saturday.