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Liverpool’s Klopp praises Darwin Nunez ‘unstoppable’ despite goal lack


Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez (right) controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Liverpool taking place at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on December 26, 2022.

Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez (right) of Liverpool controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on December 26, 2022. (Photo by Oli. SCARFF / AFP)

Darwin Nunez was not on the scoresheet in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Monday but manager Juergen Klopp said he was pleased with the Uruguayan’s all-round play and was confident that the The goal will come.

Nunez missed a number of chances against Villa but his tireless running and chance-creating ability earned him the Man of the Match award, with his late pass winning the award. allowed teenager Stefan Bajcetic to score his first goal.

Klopp said he has been in football long enough to not lose sleep over Nunez’s recent scoring record.

“There are so many other things that are much more important because we look back at the strikers and you can’t imagine some of the opportunities that the strikers I worked with missed,” he said.

“The pace of work he puts in, the spaces he creates, he is unstoppable at the moment. No defender can really pick up the pace wisely.”

Nunez has only scored five goals since being brought in to replace Sadio Mane in a transfer that cost Liverpool an initial fee of 75 million euros ($79.92 million) in the last season.

Klopp said he is being patient with the 23-year-old, who has also failed to score in three World Cup games.

“He will score, I have no doubt about that,” said the German. “Everything’s gonna Be Alright.”

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