August 8, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Liverpool paid $102 million for Darwin Nunez
  • The striker is Liverpool’s club-record signing
  • Nunez has signed a six-year contract with the Reds

Liverpool FC have proven “ambition” by signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, based on head coach Jurgen Klopp. 

Liverpool introduced Nunez’s arrival at Anfield on Tuesday. “The Uruguayan ahead has signed a long-term contract with the Reds after finalizing private phrases and finishing a medical on the AXA Coaching Centre,” Liverpool wrote in an official launch.

The Anfield facet secured Nunez at a club-record payment of round $102 million because the participant signed a six-year contract. Liverpool paid an upfront payment of $77 million however add-ons imply it’s going to rise to $102 million ought to Nunez attain the milestones outlined in his settlement, which incorporates scoring targets to successful the Champions League, based on Sky Sports activities.

“That is tremendous information, actually tremendous information. I am very grateful to everybody on the membership for making it occur. We have proven decisiveness and ambition in equal measure. Darwin is an excellent participant; already actually good however a lot potential to get even higher. That is why it is so thrilling, to be sincere. His age, his need, his starvation to be even higher than he presently is. He believes in our undertaking and what we want to do as a membership,” Klopp advised Liverpool’s web site. 

The German boss went on so as to add that Nunez brings in “power and he can threaten area from central and vast areas.”

“He’s aggressive and dynamic along with his motion. He performs with out concern, he’s highly effective. I do know he’ll excite our supporters. We’ve got great attacking choices already and he turns into a part of that now. So there is no such thing as a stress on him in any respect. He indicators for a really very long time and we intend to nurture his expertise and see it develop,” added Klopp.

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Benfica ahead Darwin Nunez is about to signal for Liverpool Photograph: AFP / CARLOS COSTA

Liverpool are recognized for his or her unbelievable fan base who’ve all the time stood behind the membership, no matter the outcomes. Klopp famous that he was positive Liverpool supporters would quickly make Nunez really feel at residence. 

The Reds have additionally confirmed that Darwin will put on the No 27 shirt at Anfield, which was vacated by Divock Origi this summer time.

Nunez spent two seasons at Benfica, scoring 48 targets and 16 assists in 85 aggressive appearances. Final season, he completed as Benfica’s main objective scorer with 34 strikes, together with 26 within the 2021-22 Primeira Liga. 

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