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RB Leipzig Request Rematch With Liverpool With Darwin Nunez Condition

Jack Kenmare

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RB Leipzig Request Rematch With Liverpool With Darwin Nunez Condition

RB Leipzig have jokingly asked for a rematch against Liverpool under one condition; that Darwin Nunez is left out of the squad.

The Uruguay international, who joined the Reds from Benfica in a club-record £85 million deal, scored four goals for Jurgen Klopp's side against the Bundesliga outfit on Thursday.

Liverpool eventually came out 5-0 winners on their pre-season tour of the United States, with Mohamed Salah getting the opener before Man of the Match winner Nunez ran riot in the second-half.

After a slow start to pre-season, Nunez certainly proved his doubters wrong at the Red Bull Arena.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to the striker in his post-match comments while mentioning the impact of social media and his record fee.

"We always think that if you pay a lot of money then the players feel no pressure or whatever," the German said.

"They are all completely normal human beings and the first touch is not perfect then all of a sudden. This generation of players read social media, which is really not smart, but they do."

He added: "All of a sudden you get in a rush and these kinds of things. That’s the best way obviously to stop all these discussions. He’s a different striker to what we have or what we had, but he’s a really good one."

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

There was plenty of praise for Nunez on social media following the game. And after Liverpool's official account posted a picture of the 23-year-old on Twitter, RB Leipzig made a cheeky request.

"When's the rematch without @Darwinn99?" they wrote. "That guy is a beast."

After the dust had settled at the Red Bull Arena in Germany, full-back Andy Robertson gave a great post-match interview about his new teammate.

"It always takes time to get used to new signings," he told the club's official website. "We've all been through it ourselves, so it's no different. Maybe there's outside pressure on him in terms of the fee and everything like that, but to us it doesn't matter.

"People have come in on small fees, big fees – it doesn't matter. We know they have to take time to get used to our system, get used to our style of play, to get used to how we want them to play and things like that.

"He's adapting, he's getting fitter, he's getting stronger – like all of us are in pre-season – and he needs time to adapt.

"Today will do him a world of good. Today will give him a lot of confidence in terms of in front of goal and everything, which is obviously so important for a striker. So, I'm delighted about that and we don't have any worries about him.

"But it's just about having a bit of time with him, having a bit of patience, and we've got that and hopefully the Liverpool fans have it as well."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

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

Jack Kenmare
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