Paul Robinson has claimed that ‘an enormous a part of the rationale’ why Jurgen Klopp signed Darwin Nunez is due to how the Uruguayan carried out in opposition to the Reds throughout their two-legged Champions League quarter-final tie final season.
The 23-year-old netted in each video games however was ultimately on the shedding facet as Liverpool defeated Benfica 6-4 on combination – Klopp revealed that he was ‘massively impressed’ by the previous Almeria man’s efficiency in opposition to his facet which prompted the primary rumours that the Anfield outfit have been fascinated with his signature.
Our new No. 27 accomplished his transfer to Merseyside earlier this window and Robinson has claimed that the German boss could have accomplished his ‘homework’ earlier than splashing £65m on the striker.
“I don’t assume you may take Klopp’s feedback with no pinch of salt,” the previous England primary informed Soccer Insider.
“The membership could have accomplished their due diligence on gamers. There may be a lot homework and background checks.
“In two video games, Klopp could have been capable of see there’s a participant there. I feel it could have been a case of Klopp seeing the 2 video games and getting his employees to look into the potential for a deal.
“I’m certain these two video games have been an enormous a part of the rationale but it surely won’t be the one motive they signed him, that’s for certain.
“It’s intelligent to hearken to your gamers if you happen to’re a supervisor. They’re very knowledgable. If a participant comes off the pitch and say, ‘Gaffer, take a look at him. He’s high class you’d be foolish to not.”
Nunez was in red-hot kind for Benfica final season – he netted 34 targets in 41 appearances (throughout all competitions) and gained the Golden Boot within the Liga Portugal with 26 targets in 28 video games.
He’s but to search out the again of the online in a Liverpool shirt, however he’s solely featured twice so there’s no must panic as of but.
Regardless of some claiming that the ahead is struggling, time should be afforded to Nunez as he makes an attempt to settle in a brand new nation and become familiar with a very totally different tradition to the one he’s grow to be accustomed to in each Portugal and South America.
His performances in pre-season don’t matter an excessive amount of.
So long as he’s constructing his health and is in tip-top form forward of our opening Premier League conflict with Fulham on August 6, that’s all that issues.