Liverpool’s new signing Darwin Nunez has revealed that he chose to join Liverpool because their style of play suits him well.
Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica for a club-record fee of € 100 million. this means Darwin Nunez becomes Liverpool’s most expensive player ahead of Virgil Van Dijk.
The 22 years old completed his medical on Tuesday and signed a six-year contract with the Reds.The Uruguay international is expected to earn € 140,000 as weekly wages.
Darwin Nunez was assigned with the number 27 shirt which was previously won by Liverpool legend Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates.
Liverpool had beat competition from Manchester United to sign the 22 years old but Darwin Nunez claims the decision to join Liverpool was an easy one and he is happy to join Liverpool and wants to win more trophies with the Reds.
What did Darwin Nunez say?
The Uruguay international said via the Liverpool official website: “It’s a pleasure to be here in Liverpool and I’m very happy to be a part of this great club.
“I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League, and it’s my style of play.
‘There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here.
“As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got to help the team.“
Darwin Nunez added: “When I arrived at the training ground, I was really surprised to see the set-up and the structure and all the trophies here.
“You can then imagine yourself winning more trophies and then later on when you come here again and see the trophies on display, you can say, “Look, I was a part of that, I was there at that time, winning trophies.”
“That’s one of the reasons why I came here to Liverpool – to win trophies and titles. I want to win a lot of trophies at Liverpool.”
Darwin Nunez also insisted that he does not feel any pressure to join Liverpool.
He continued: “No, I don’t feel any added pressure at all. I went to Benfica and they asked me the same question then. I don’t think a player has to feel this type of pressure, a player has to feel own pressure that he puts on himself. I don’t feel pressured by anything or anybody, I think the only pressure on a player comes from within to ensure things go well. So, no extra pressure.
“I think I must have been performing pretty well to find myself at Liverpool. I want to make sure that I keep performing well, keep on the right path, and don’t deviate from that path, while always remaining humble and keeping my feet on the ground.”