The Liverpool manager has explained why Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez was removed after scoring his first Anfield goal in the Reds’ 1-0 win over the Hammers.
What did Klopp say about Darwin Nunez?
Darwin Nunez registered his fifth effort for Liverpool when he helped them beat off West Ham in a Premier League meeting on Merseyside. Darwin is now up and running on home soil, facing a slew of questions over his ability to justify the £64m ($75m) price tag, but the Uruguayan striker is believed to still be on his way to full-on fitness and match edginess after only starting four top appliances.
The Reds’ boss told reporters when pressing why the Uruguayan striker set up less than an hour later against the Hammers that Darwin Nunez felt a bit of muscle part-time but it was fine and after five minutes he was just a little bothered by long sprints for him and balls. where he stretches his legs. Jurgen Klopp thought they couldn’t take risks and so they changed.
But then, according to Klopp, because West Ham are a team, so they had to make sure they had enough players who could handle it, which is why the other two changes happened. In the end, when they changed two more times, they controlled it again.
When asked directly if Darwin was concerned about fitness, the German trainer said no. Jurgen thinks they caught him at the right moment.
A little about the topic
The Uruguay striker works for speed himself in the Reds, with Liverpool convinced that Darwin Nunez will immediately regain the tangible display of faith made in him.
The Reds have recorded 33 Premier League wins against the Hammers so far, a clear majority against a single opponent, 20 of which have come at Anfield. Indeed, Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 29 Premier League fixtures on home soil (W22 D7).