Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk recently named Darwin Nunez as one of the toughest opponents he has ever faced, and Jurgen Klopp has now been told by Jose Enrique to go and sign the Benfica star.
The Reds had a bitter end to the season. From being on course to winning the quadruple to missing out on the Premier League and Champions League titles in a matter of a few days, Liverpool’s campaign went from being a sensational one to just a good one, which isn’t quite good enough.
Klopp will want to right his side’s wrongs next season, but he’ll need some help in the transfer market, especially if Sadio Mane gets his wish and moves on.
Liverpool will have to replace their Senegalese superstar if that happens, and many feel Nunez would be an incredible signing.
Liverpool told to sign Darwin Nunez after Virgil van Dijk’s comments
Van Dijk featured on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel recently, and the Dutchman was asked to name the toughest players he has come up against. 22-year-old Nunez was a surprise name on the list.
“Darwin (Nunez)… very direct, quick, tall, strong, it’s quite difficult to play against those guys,” Van Dijk said, as quoted by TBR Football.
Enrique, who has been urging Liverpool to make a move for Nunez since he scored twice against Alisson in the Champions League last season, is at it again. He has now urged Klopp to listen to van Dijk and sign the striker this summer.
“Listen to VVD… sign him,” he wrote in his Instagram Story yesterday.
Nunez was absolutely phenomenal for Benfica last season. He scored 34 goals and provided four assists in 41 appearances in all competitions, which is a truly sensational record.
Apart from scoring twice against Liverpool, the 22-year-old also found the net against Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League last term, which just shows he’s a big-game player.
Nunez still has three years left on his contract, but it’s really hard to imagine he’ll stay at Benfica beyond the end of the upcoming transfer window.
Liverpool will reportedly face competition from Manchester United for Nunez’s signature this summer. However, if Jurgen Klopp really wants him, it shouldn’t be difficult to convince the striker to snub the Red Devils for a move to Anfield instead.