Jurgen Klopp has rejected a challenge to Darwin Nunez, who has been on fire this season. Liverpool face West Ham United on Sunday and Klopp wants Nunez to continue his fantastic form.
Nunez recently scored a penalty in the 3-1 Europa League win against LASK, making it three goals in six appearances (just two starts) this season. He tops Liverpool’s goalscoring list along with Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah.
“He’s good, really good. He’s in a very good moment, he’s really enjoying his game at the moment and that’s good. You only have a problem as an attacker when you don’t have a chance,” Klopp initially said.
“He’s got chances, chances, and obviously not too long ago he scored the two most incredible goals I’ve seen in a long time against Newcastle, it was absolutely crazy.”
“He played a super game against Aston Villa, then it was the international break, he had a bit of a muscle problem – he said he’s fine, but we read, obviously, what Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa said, then he also had a lot of intensive work traveling so we decided not to start him at Molineux but he came on and had a big impact on the game.”
“So he’s in a good moment, you see that in training. It is not important at the moment if he already scores or not: for a striker, it is important that in these moments where he does not score but plays well, I understand well and then continue and everything will fall into place anyway”, concluded the German.
With the game against West Ham at Anfield this week, Klopp has told his striker to continue the momentum as Liverpool aim to continue their excellent start to the Premier League.