Liverpool: Darwin Nunez has found it “difficult to adjust” but admits it was partly self-inflicted


As Liverpool beat Rangers, Darwin Nunez made his first start since being sent off against Crystal Palace

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez says he has found it difficult to adapt to English football but the Uruguayan admits it is partly self-inflicted.

And if it wasn’t for two members of Jurgen Klopp’s coaching staff, Nunez says the 23-year-old German boss would have “no idea” what he was talking about.

“We don’t talk much,” he said. “I don’t know English, he doesn’t know Spanish.”

Nunez has spent the last two seasons in Portugal with Benfica and two of Klopp’s coaches – Pep Lijnders and Vitor Matos – speak Portuguese.

“They are translators when Klopp talks to the team.” Nunez told TNT Sports Brasil.external link “They sit next to me and explain what I have to do.

“If they didn’t explain it to me, I would enter the field without knowing what to do.

“But his relationship with the coach supports me, that he gives me confidence and that I have to get back on the field.”

“I need to calm my nerves and talk less”

Darwin Nunez is sent off against Crystal Palace
Nunez was sent off against Palace for a headbutt on defender Joachim Andersen

After serving a three-game suspension for his red card against Crystal Palace, Nunez has not scored in five games for Liverpool.

But on Tuesday he made his first start for the Reds in a month, helping He beat Rangers 2-0 In the Champions League.

“It’s true that it was a bit difficult to adapt but I think that, as the training sessions and the matches go on, I will adapt little by little,” added Nunez.

“[After the red card] it was a very hard time. I know I made a big mistake and now I know it won’t happen again.

“During matches I have to calm my nerves, talk less. We all make mistakes and I know it will be useful for learning.

“It is important to leave my mark on the team, to always be someone who can contribute by playing well and, if I don’t score, I have to be calm.

“The first time [goal] enters, more will enter. I’ve been doing it [before] and it’s a little uncomfortable because in the end, as strikers, we live in goals.

“But I am calm, the coach has always helped me. My teammates also help me at all times and I will always try to help the team by scoring goals or, even without a goal, I will try to help the best I can. .”

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