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Jurgen Klopp's reaction to 'Coach Thiago' having a word with Darwin Nunez is going viral

Jurgen Klopp's reaction to 'Coach Thiago' having a word with Darwin Nunez is going viral

Thiago appeared to give Liverpool teammate Darwin Nunez a message before coming on.

Darwin Nunez received some words of encouragement from Liverpool teammate Thiago Alcantara before coming on against Tottenham – and Jurgen Klopp's reaction to the exchange is going viral.

The Uruguayan striker, who has scored 15 goals in 40 games for the Reds during his debut campaign, has previously admitted that he struggles to understand Klopp's team talks because of the language barrier.

"The truth is, I honestly don't understand anything when he talks in lectures," he told TNT Sports back in October.

"Of course, I ask my teammates to see what he said, but I think he is very clear about his style of play, He asks us to do the simple things, not to be afraid to play games, to have confidence."

Nunez added: ''Sometimes I feel a little indecisive, I don't feel completely confident. But as time goes on, it gets better. The coach always gives me confidence.

"The goals will come. It's like ketchup, when it comes out a little, it all comes out.''

Soon after arriving at Liverpool in the summer, teammate Thiago Alcantara translated Jurgen Klopp's instructions for Nunez in pre-season training.

And on Sunday afternoon, some have suggested that the Spanish midfielder may have been giving some instructions to Nunez before replacing Cody Gakpo in the 72nd minute against Spurs.

Klopp has previously admitted that Nunez has difficulty with the English language.

Speaking at a press conference earlier this month, he said: "Darwin is a player with a different skillset to all our other players. He is a machine.

"He is still adapting. His English is still not great. How can a striker shine when the team is struggling? But he has had super moments. This is a long-term project.

"I understand Darwin is not always fine when he doesn’t start, smiling in my face, but it’s absolutely fine. When we have five or six players up front, I have to make decisions."

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Klopp added: "After this season there is another and that is already on my mind now. Maybe we can learn some things to use now, that’s how I see it.

"He can play both, absolutely. He has to learn English. That will help massively."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Premier League/Twitter

Topics: Darwin Nunez, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Premier League