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What Jurgen Klopp said about Liverpool and Man Utd takes aim at Darwin Nunez | Soccer

Jurgen Klopp has previously welcomed the Liverpool and Man Utd goal

Jurgen Klopp has previously welcomed the Liverpool and Man Utd goal (Pictures: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has previously hailed Liverpool and Manchester United target Darwin Nunez as a “really good player” and tipped the Benfica striker to have a “great career”.

According to recent reports, Liverpool are ready to sign a club-record deal for Nunez, who scored 34 goals in 41 games for Benfica last season.

The Uruguayan’s groundbreaking campaign has also attracted interest from Man United but it appears Liverpool are at the front of the queue to agree an £85million deal.

Klopp praised Nunez before and after Liverpool’s Champions League game against Benfica last season, telling reporters: “An extremely handsome lad and a decent player too.

“Really good, really good. I knew it beforehand, but he played pretty much in front of me. Physically strong, fast, was calm in the finish. Really good. If he stays healthy, he has a great career ahead of him.”

Klopp also named Nunez as Benfica’s biggest threat ahead of his side’s Champions League win.

Darwin Nunez was brilliant for Benfica last season

Darwin Nunez was brilliant for Benfica last season (Image: Getty)

When asked how important it will be to stop Nunez in the first leg of the quarter-finals game, Klopp added: “He’s not the only one. They have a really good team I must say!

“A really good team with a good style of play. But yes, he is [their danger man], he is a good striker. The next from Uruguay! I don’t know how they will play together: Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and him in one team.

“It’s probably going to be a challenge to do that, too. But he’s a top boy. And yes, the goals he scored, obviously the one against Ajax in Amsterdam, that was a massive, big one. Yes in the group stage [against Barcelona] also.

“So he’s not shy. In the last game he was not in the starting XI, he was brought on at half-time after returning from international duty. So we expect him to start tomorrow and we have to make sure he doesn’t get a lot of balls.

Nunez, 22, is aiming to make a big step away from Benfica this summer and join a Liverpool squad that won two trophies last season, reached the Champions League final and is a point behind Premier League champions Manchester City has finished.

Klopp will be particularly keen to welcome Nunez to Anfield as Sadio Mane moves closer to a move to Bayern Munich and Mohamed Salah continues to be linked with a move.

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