Having misplaced the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho – together with a number of different high-profile departures – this summer time, Liverpool hardly wanted a key determine departing from the ahead line so as to add to their rising listing of points.
Studies of a possible swap deal between Joao Felix and Darwin Nunez was reportedly mooted, although Fabrizio Romano made clear it was by no means a prospect significantly thought-about by the Anfield hierarchy.
“Darwin Nunez – Regardless of rumours a few swap deal for Joao Felix being mentioned, Liverpool by no means needed Darwin Nunez to depart this summer time,” the Guardian reporter wrote for CaughtOffside in his unique column with the publication.
“It was very clear on membership facet, the board and likewise the supervisor determined to maintain Darwin in very clear approach.
“Darwin was very proud of Liverpool contemplating him untouchable.”
Thank goodness this stays the case with the ahead having began the season fantastically with a late brace registered in opposition to Newcastle to steal all three factors and an help offered for Mo Salah’s effort in opposition to Aston Villa.
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Equating to a aim or help each 35.33 minutes (primarily based on 106 minutes on the pitch), we’re frankly shocked by the assertions of some commentators that the Uruguayan has been poor this season.
While we’d count on the aforementioned astounding numbers to degree out over the course of the marketing campaign, we’re satisfied that Nunez may have an enormous half to play in any potential success we’re set to get pleasure from in 2023/24.
What’s notably promising is how impactful the previous Benfica man is already proving with out the ball as a lot as with it – a key consideration for Jurgen Klopp.
On that foundation, we’d expect to see him again within the beginning lineup come the journey to Wolves (barring any late damage considerations!).
He actually gained’t, or shouldn’t, be leaving the membership any time quickly.
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