Liverpool to implement new system after Darwin Nunez reveal - pundit
Alan Hutton has suggested the arrival of Darwin Nunez could transform Jurgen Klopp’s tactics at Liverpool next season.
The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively, claimed the 22-year-old will bring a new dimension to the Reds’ forward line after joining from Benfica.
Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday (14 June) that they have completed the signing of the Urugay international.
Benfica revealed on Monday (13 June) that the deal is worth a potential £87million (€100million).
Hutton suggested Liverpool’s move for Nunez was in part driven by Erling Haaland joining Manchester City.
He claimed Klopp could change his tactics to get the best out of his new centre-forward.
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“Haaland going to Man City, he takes them up a level,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“You know Liverpool, they can’t stand still. If you want to keep moving forward and progressing, they need to go and get that big striker. I think Nunez can be that guy.
“Obviously he played for a big team and club. It’s not the Premier League so he’s going to have to prove himself. Stats-wise, he’s very good. I think he’s different to everything that they have.
“Are we going to see a formation change? Are they going to stick to the same or play a 4-2-3-1? There’s room for a manoeuvre there for Jurgen Klopp. It will be interesting to see how Liverpool actually line up next season. They’ve got a lot of talented players all over the pitch.
“I think this signing shows they’re not going to stand still and they’re going to fight Manchester City all the way.”
Nunez netted 34 goals in 41 appearances during the 2021/22 campaign.
He scored in both legs of Benfica’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Liverpool.
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