Jürgen Klopp urges Darwin Nunez to better deal with ‘really physical’ Premier League defenders and use their stories against him.Striker serves three-match ban After that we will be heading back to Merseyside Derby.
- Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp urges Darwin Nunez to deal better with defenders
- Klopp believes the striker will be a target for defenders who try to send him off
- Nunez was sent off after headbutting Joachim Andersen against Crystal Palace.
- Uruguayan will be available for selection against Everton after suspension period ends
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp wants Darwin Nunez to take advantage of being targeted by opposing defenders.
The Reds striker will return for Saturday’s Merseyside derby at Everton after receiving a three-match ban for a red card in his home debut against Crystal Palace.
The former Benfica man lost the cold and headbutted Joachim Andersen in a clash on August 15 that caused him to be summarily sacked.
Darwin Nunez was sent off after headbutting defender Joachim Andersen against Crystal Palace.
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Any Premier League defender’s eyes will light up when they see how easily the 23-year-old can be triggered, and they’re bound to turn against him.
But Klopp says that if the opposition becomes obsessed with trying to get a response from Nunez, he can take advantage of it.
“Our thinking and how we want to think in this situation is to give back with football,” he said.
Nunez will take on Everton defenders James Tarukowski (left) and Kono Cody (right).
“I don’t think[James]Tarkowski and[Conor]Cody are famous for having this kind of conversation during a game. You don’t have to be creative.
“I don’t think the two boys look like this, but who knows? Let’s see.
“If Darwin is going to play, he has to be ready for these things. No. He (Nunez) uses it in times like this.
Nunez joined Liverpool from Benfica in the summer transfer window for the club’s biggest ever transfer fee.
“If your opponent is too busy and you want to distract him, you should use it from a football perspective.
“In Crystal Palace games, when defenders are looking for this constant contact, they move from there and decide when to start moving.”
Klopp revealed that he had told the Uruguayan to keep his emotions in check, but not overdoing it.
Nunez has not played since the match against Palace due to a Premier League suspension.
“Honestly, he’s a great young man, but he also has feelings,” he added. “So we made a mistake and we told him ‘you need to calm down’ and didn’t talk about it for 15 whole days.
“I think Luis Suarez told him, I don’t know if they spoke personally, but probably through the news or the media. It will happen, but it will happen to others.
“There was a lot for the boys. Everything was new. It was the first home game and there was a lot of excitement. The emotional level is already high going into the game. It doesn’t have to be a little.” Too much emotion. target.
“Two weeks certainly helped.