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Liverpool hero Aldridge: I see myself in Nunez

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Liverpool hero John Aldridge feels manager Jurgen Klopp will need to change the way they play to accommodate Darwin Nunez.

He wrote for the Sunday World: "Liverpool might need to change the way they play this season if they are to get the best from new lead striker Darwin Nunez.

"Nunez showed what he can do in a brilliant cameo performance in last weekend's Community Shield win over Manchester City, but they need to have a slight change in mindset if they are to feed the new kid on the block with the ammunition he craves.

"The club paid big money to get Nunez in from Benfica – and from what I have seen from him so far, he is a striker who will need a different kind of service to that provided by Liverpool's creative players in recent years.

"Manager Jurgen Klopp suggested after the friendly defeat against Salzburg on Wednesday that Nunez was isolated up front, and that could be a recurring problem unless the players around him adapt.

"Roberto Firmino was brilliant at linking up the play and bringing others into the game when he was at his best, but Liverpool's new central striker is a different type of player.

"I see some of myself in Nunez, as he comes alive in the box and thrives on quality balls coming into him from wide positions.

"In my time at Liverpool, I got incredible service from John Barnes, Ray Houghton and Peter Beardsley, with the goals I scored evidence of the quality that was around me in that team."

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