Liverpool should expect goals from latest signing - pundit

By Alan Hutton

23rd Jun, 2022 | 11:00am

Liverpool could change system amid 'big' Darwin Nunez claim - pundit

Liverpool could change system next season to accommodate new signing Darwin Nunez.

That is the view of former Premier League defender Alan Hutton, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Nunez’s arrival at Anfield.

Liverpool announced the signing of the Uruguayan from Benfica last week (14 June).

The 22-year-old put pen to paper on a six-year contract with the Reds.

His arrival came just days before Sadio Mane’s move to Bayern Munich was confirmed.

When asked for his thoughts on the changing of the guard, Hutton told Football Insider: “It takes time to settle in but I have no doubt this boy will score goals.

“When you move to a different country, a new league, it’s always going to take time to settle.

“The thing that he is is a goal scorer, you can see from his stats that he scores goals.

“The big thing for me is that he’s a different profile player to what they have. He’s not the same as Jota, Diaz, Salah, so he brings you something different.

“I think there’s room for Jurgen Klopp if he wants to change formation. “Does he go 4-3-2-1 and have him as a central striker? So there’s options there.

“I think that’s what’s good for Liverpool moving forward, they’re not just sticking to the same thing.

Nunez made 41 appearances for Benfica across all competitions last season, scoring 34 goals and providing four assists.

More than half of his goals were scored in the league, despite only making 28 appearances in Liga Portugal.

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