Darwin Nunez replaced Sadio Mane, who Jurgen Klopp saw leave during the summer. It immediately appears that the newcomer and Mo Salah are getting along.
Darwin Nunez, a summer addition, and Mohamed Salah are the new attacking duo that Jurgen Klopp has found.
Earlier this summer, the Reds and the Egyptians agreed to a brand-new, long-term contract.
After helping the team win the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup the previous season, he is now considered to be one of Jurgen Klopp’s most crucial players.
He has benefited greatly from Mane’s competitiveness, which has enabled him to become extraordinarily prolific.
Klopp has previously discussed their competition, saying: “You and your teammate want to score goals as you play together. That’s typical. The goal is for them to score.”
The Uruguayan was acquired by Liverpool for a club-record sum from Benfica, and his job is to replace Sadio Mane, who left to pursue a fresh opportunity with Bayern Munich.
There were concerns about how the team would do without Salah and Mane, who have been essential to their success on Merseyside in recent years.
The Liverpool manager is convinced Salah can maintain that internal competition with the summer acquisition now that Nunez is a member of their ranks.
He said of the pair: “Undoubtedly, the partnership is cool. Both of them are focused on scoring and being in key spots. Mo is having a great time right now. Darwin is becoming settled.”
Nunez scored Liverpool’s first goal of the season against Fulham, becoming the player with the most Premier League goals.
He gave them their first equalizer at Craven Cottage, and Salah’s late goal in west London, which Nunez helped with, gave them a point.
Klopp was thrilled with the new dimension Nunez brought to his team and backed him to keep scoring, despite admitting his team was below par in their season opener.
He stated: “You need that extra drive and the distinction as well, which certainly makes it harder for the opposition.
Yes, it was a fantastic goal, but it was also possible to score another one or even two.
He is therefore involved in many goalscoring situations, which is awesome and the reason we have to call him up.”
The addition of Nunez gives the Reds a primary attacking option as their forward line develops.
Mane played through the middle toward the end of last season when Luis Diaz’s arrival brought additional competition.
One of the most admired players among the Premier League title contenders is Mohamed Salah.
And he seems to be taking the position seriously, even taking on a leadership position for the younger players in Klopp’s team.