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'I Saw Him' - Joe Gomez Reveals Details Of First Chat With Darwin Nunez When He Spotted Him In Liverpool Physio Room

Ed Arnold

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'I Saw Him' - Joe Gomez Reveals Details Of First Chat With Darwin Nunez When He Spotted Him In Liverpool Physio Room

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Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez made sure to praise the Reds newest signing Darwin Nunez when he first arrived at the club.

Gomez revealed to the Liverpool Echo that as soon as he spotted Nunez in the physio room he immediately told him how difficult he was to play against when the Reds faced Benfica in the Champions League last season. 

“He has a turn of pace! I said to him as soon as I saw him in the physio room ‘you gave me a hard time!”.

He continued to say that “He is obviously a great player and like the rest of the new signings brings more youth into the team and more longevity."

"It’s exciting times and it is a big statement from the club to make such a big signing on top of the strength we already have.”

The Uruguayan netted two goals against the Reds in last year's Champions League, so it’s obvious to see why Klopp was so eager to bring him into the squad. 

However, after his first few appearances, fans are yet to be shown the quality he possessed at Benfica last season.

But, it’s still very early days for the forward. He has to mix with his new teammates, adapt to the new style of play and even a learn whole new language. 

So although the 23-year-old may not have scored his first goal in a Liverpool shirt yet, there is no doubt that there will be much more to come from him this season.

He has already shown improvement over these first few pre-season friendlies, looking sharper when his side beat Crystal Palace last Friday. 

Just as Gomez said, it truly is “exciting times” for Liverpool, with the Asia tour now finished, Klopp has lots of time to work with Nunez.

He will ease him into the team and hopefully unlock his true goal scoring potential before the Premier League begins on the 6th of August.

Topics: Liverpool, Joe Gomez, Darwin Nunez

Ed Arnold
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