Liverpool Unveil New Signing Darwin Nunez
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'It's important': Klopp stresses there's something Liverpool fans 'need to recognise' about Nunez

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described the signing of Darwin Nunez as “really super news”.

The Reds announced the Uruguay international’s arrival from Benfica on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool signed Nunez for an initial £64million which could rise to a club-record £85million, according to BBC Sport.

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The 22-year-old has penned a long-term contract reported to be a six-year deal.

Nunez will wear the No. 27 shirt at Anfield, which was Divock Origi vacated this summer.

The Liverpool newcomer scored 34 times for Benfica in all competitions last season.

This included goals in both legs of the club’s Champions League quarter-final defeat to Klopp’s side in April.

The Nunez fee will reportedly rise should Nunez reach a number of milestones outlined in his agreement.

These range from scoring goals to winning the Champions League.

“He has all the pieces we look for”

Klopp, speaking to the Liverpool media team, couldn’t contain his excitement at Nunez’s arrival.

Nonetheless, he stressed that Nunez is still a “work in progress”.

And considering how good he was last season, it’s exciting to know he’s far from the finished product.

“This is super news, really super news,” said Klopp.

“Darwin is a wonderful player; already really good but so much potential to get even better. That’s why it’s so exciting, to be honest.

“His age, his desire, his hunger to be even better than he currently is. His belief in our project and what we are looking to do as a club.

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“He is as excited by us as we are by him, which makes for a great relationship, when you appreciate each other’s strengths.

“That is certainly the case here. He thinks we suit him and we believe he is the right fit for us – so let’s do it.

“He has all the pieces we look for; he can set a tempo, he brings energy, he can threaten space from central and wide areas. He is aggressive and dynamic with his movement. He plays without fear, he’s powerful.

“I know he will excite our supporters.

“It’s important we all recognise we are getting a ‘work in progress’ with Darwin.

“He recognises that himself, for sure. I love how much focus and humility he has.

“We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now. So there is no pressure on him at all.

“He signs for a very long time and we intend to nurture his talent and see it grow.”

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