James Milner Reveals Which New Liverpool Signing Has Fit In Well At The Club
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James Milner has revealed that new signing Darwin Nunez hasn’t struggled to settle in at Liverpool.
The Uruguayan arrived at Anfield earlier this summer from Benfica for a fee of up to £85 million and travelled with the Reds to Asia, Germany and Austria as part of their pre-season programme.
Klopp’s side recovered from their dismal opening 4-0 defeat to rivals Manchester United in Bangkok to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in Singapore and then thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 at the Red Bull Arena.
The marquee signing netted four times in the game against the German outfit, as he got off the mark in his new colours.
Milner, who has been at the Merseyside club since 2015 and has completed several pre-season programmes under Klopp, has shared his thoughts on this year’s preparations for the new campaign, and how Nunez has settled in.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the 36-year-old said:
“I think it’s the same every season, it’s always tricky, you don’t know where you stand, how good the pre-season has been.
“Everyone is obviously all over the place, people are playing different minutes, different times of training, some players came back later than others. It’s the same for every team and it’s never easy.
“It’s a complete new season, you’re not going to go into the season exactly where you are. All we can do is what we’ve done every year: work as hard as possible, do the preparation as well as possible, get the fitness working.
“It helps, the group we’ve had: we’ve been together a long time, with a few additions obvious. Darwin (Nunez) doesn’t seem to have struggled too much settling in, with the goals he’s been banging in already. That’s great to see.
“All you can do is prepare as well as you can and hopefully you’re ready."
The amount of time we’ve been together, that helps. We’ve been through pre-seasons, we’ve been through ups and downs, won trophies and lost trophies. That definitely helps going into a new season.”
Milner’s words on Nunez will be a relief to the Liverpool faithful.
Despite flourishing in the second half in Germany, the striker drew blanks in his first two games of pre-season, with worries about his fitness circulating.
The 23-year-old arrives in England with pedigree, having netted 34 times in 41 appearances for Benfica last season.
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