Darwin Nunez Can't Speak English But Has Already Picked Up One Scouse Phrase

Nasir Jabbar

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Liverpool new boy Darwin Nunez has already picked up a bit of Scouse following his transfer as he spoke of the importance of being able to speak English.

The Reds confirmed the signing of Nunez on Tuesday after reaching an agreement with Benfica.

He joins the Anfield club in a deal which could rise to as high as £85 million. 

The Uruguayan is excited to begin his Liverpool career, but communicating with some of his teammates could prove to be a difficult task.

He says his English is 'very bad', but intends to learn the language. However, he does know one phrase. 

"My English is very bad. I've got to make sure I learn it quickly, without a doubt," he told the club's official website.

"I think it's really important that a player can speak English because it helps you a lot in everything. But I have got one phrase, 'Boss tha!'"​

Spanish-speaking Nunez, though, should be able to converse with his fellow South American forwards. 

He can't wait to play alongside the likes of Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz - hailing the Liverpool stars as 'monsters'.

He added: "There is Firmino, who's a great player; and then Jota, who is another great striker; Luis Diaz, Salah.

"To play alongside these 'monsters' is going to be something really special for me because as a kid you dream of going far and I dreamt of being able to play in Europe but I didn't expect to get as far as a great club like Liverpool."

The 22-year-old forward added: "I can tell you, I'm really enjoying it so far and enjoying being here with my partner. If my partner is happy, I am happier because your family is fundamental. So, there'll be a lot of competition between the forwards here but it will be healthy competition. We're all here to help each other out so everything goes well for everybody."​

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Nunez scored an impressive 34 goals in 41 games across all competitions for Benfica last season.

He's the replacement for Sadio Mane who's expected to sign for Bayern Munich this summer.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Darren Till. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.
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