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·28 September 2022

Liverpool: Klopp 'doing everything' for 'chaotic' £140k-a-week star at Anfield

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Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez will be given every chance to prove himself by Jurgen Klopp, according to insider Dean Jones.

The £140,000 per-week star made the club record switch to Anfield in the summer window, but he’s endured a difficult opening couple of months in English football.

What’s the latest news involving Nunez?

Following an incredible season in Portugal with Benfica, Liverpool paid in excess of £80m to bring him to Merseyside.

Initially, Nunez got his Reds career off to a flyer, scoring in the Community Shield victory over Manchester City to ensure he picked up silverware in his first game.

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Nunez then marked his Premier League debut by coming off the bench to both score and assist in the draw at Fulham on the opening day.

His performance at Craven Cottage was enough to earn himself a start in Liverpool’s first home game of the season against Crystal Palace.

But Nunez’s Anfield debut turned sour early in the second half when he was sent off for inexplicably headbutting Joachim Andersen.

He would miss the next three Premier League games and has only featured three times in all competitions since, although mainly due to Liverpool’s last two top-flight games being postponed.

What did Jones say about Nunez?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “He needs to completely focus on his game.

He does cause problems for defenders, things are chaotic when he’s around, and Klopp will do everything he can to help him find his place in English football.”

Can Nunez still come good for Liverpool?

Nunez is yet to show the Reds faithful exactly what he’s capable of, although his red card and Liverpool’s own struggles on the whole haven’t helped.

The Reds have already slipped nine points behind leaders Arsenal, while they’re facing a tough battle to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Regardless, the Uruguay international has still registered three goal contributions in less than three full matches, which is a promising sign.

A run of games in the side and ideally some goals in those is exactly what Nunez needs, which would help regain some confidence and rediscover his form.

Should that happen, it will give him the chance to start repaying the enormous price tag that Liverpool forked out for his services.

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