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Darwin Nunez Could Be The Premier League's Most Shredded Striker, Images Of Remarkable Physique Emerge

Daniel Marland

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Darwin Nunez Could Be The Premier League's Most Shredded Striker, Images Of Remarkable Physique Emerge

New Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez could be the fittest in the league if his shredded physique is anything to go off.

Nunez joined the Reds last month in a club-record £85 million deal and he is expected to lead the line this season.

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The 23-year-old struggled in games versus Manchester United and Crystal Palace during pre-season, but netted four against RB Leipzig on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp's side have one more pre-season game against RB Salzburg before taking on Manchester City in the Community Shield, so he decided to give them a bit of time off.

Nunez joined Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, Luis Diaz, Kostas Tsimikas and goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel for a fishing trip and posed for pictures looking absolutely ripped.

Talk about being built for Premier League football. Nunez stands at an impressive six foot two and looks equipped to battle the league's toughest defenders.

Pressure will be on Nunez to hit the ground running given how effective Liverpool's attack has been in recent years.

Sadio Mane's departure earlier this summer means there is an opportunity for Nunez to establish himself in attack.

Klopp is willing to give the Uruguay international time to settle and is aware of the scrutiny he will face.

In an interview with Sky Sports, he explained: "We need time to get used to each other which is absolutely fine. It makes no sense to think he'd be at his absolute best after just three days of training.

"The group we have is the best I've had in terms of helping those from the outside coming in to settle. A striker of his skillset will need time as it's different to what we had before.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

“We played in a different way to Benfica, so for me both sides have to adapt (the player and the existing players). He didn't score in his first two games, in 50-odd minutes or whatever, and we immediately faced discussions.”

Last week, training footage showed Thiago translating Klopp's messages for Nunez.

The veteran midfielder speaks Spanish after spending the early part of his career at Barcelona and the native language of Uruguay is Spanish.

Thiago could be seen making the same hand movements of Klopp as Nunez listened on.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Klopp continued: "That's a crazy world out there! He then scores four goals in a game, and we're discussing him the other way around.

"He's a really nice guy, loves being here, our Spanish community players help him a lot and is learning English already, working hard to understand the basics - it's all going in the right direction."

Featured Image Credit: Watch LFC/Twitter & Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Darwin Nunez

Daniel Marland
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