Liverpool FC — How Darwin Nunez will continue to develop at Liverpool
After West Ham’s win, Klopp said Nunez was ‘100 per cent there’ and the boss has now explained how he and his coaching staff will look to further hone the striker’s talents.
“Stay fit and get minutes and goals then, of course,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com, of what he sees as the next phase for the No.27.
“But his way of playing is really natural, it’s really natural. He’s not a player that we have to give now five different million [pieces of] information, it makes no sense. We have to get used to his runs, he had to get used to our way of course – we’re a lot further along in that development now but it’s far from over.
“I think all the things he can offer us are really exciting, that’s how it is. It’s not just speed but speed of course also and he’s really good in the air, finishing is really good, and if he calms down even a bit more then he’ll immediately realize how good he is technically because sometimes the ball bounces here and there – that’s not a problem because that happens in football.
“But when you’re new to the club, it’s different from when everyone knows, ‘Yeah, usually you won’t do that. It’s as if everything was watched under glass and [people say]”Oh, he’s not good there or there” – no, no, no, it’s a really exciting and very young package and one that, for a striker of this caliber, is really young.
“I’ve worked with a few really good sets, obviously, in my life and in that age group, none of them were even close to being ready or the finished article. There’s a lot more to come.