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Jurgen Klopp is “Not worried” by the poor form of big-money signing

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that he is not worried about the form of the club’s most expensive signing Darwin Nunez, who has scored just one goal in the Premier League this season. The Uruguayan was purchased from Benfica in the summer for 85 million pounds and had an instant impact, scoring in his first professional game against Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that he is not worried about the form of the club’s most expensive signing Darwin Nunez, who has scored just one goal in the Premier League this season. The Uruguayan was purchased from Benfica in the summer for 85 million pounds and had an instant impact, scoring in his first professional game against Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Nunez also scored on his Premier League debut against Fulham, but the striker was red-carded against Crystal Palace which saw him get banned for three months. Since returning, the player has not managed a single goal and Liverpool continued to drop points, having drawn 3-3 against Brighton at home on Saturday. 

Jurgen Klopp suggested that the young striker is adjusting to the new club and league and it will take some time for him to shine. He also said that Pep Lijnders does most of the talking with him as his Portuguese isn’t that good. However, he stressed that it is important for the club to take care of the player. 

“He’s good. Of course, he’s still adapting, how players always adapt. New players come in and everybody talks about them and wants them to shine immediately, that happens from time to time and sometimes not.

“Only yesterday we had a long talk – well, with Pep Lijnders because my Portuguese is still not better! – and we just told him we are really calm. It’s essential in our situation that he isn’t looking like he is worrying or whatever,” the Liverpool manager said to the reporters. 

The German manager also added that not enough chances are being created for the striker to thrive. Liverpool, who finished with a staggering 94 goals last season, picked up just 10 points in seven games this season. Although they have scored 18 goals, averaging over two goals per game, nine of those 18 came in just one game against Bournemouth. 

Liverpool’s next assignment is an away trip to London where they face the league leaders Arsenal. Arsenal has won just a single league game against Liverpool since 2015, which came in 2020 at the Emirates. However, Mikel Arteta’s high-flying side wil