Liverpool Icon Jamie Carragher has picked his possible front three for Liverpool next season with the arrival of Darwin Nunez.
The 22 years old Uruguay international became Liverpool’s most expensive player in the club’s history when the Reds officially confirmed the signing of Darwin Nunez for €100 million from Benfica. Darwin Nunez was the top goals scorer in Portugal Primeira Liga, with 26 goals in 28 appearances.
Darwin Nunez will join the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Luis Dais, and Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool star-studded attack.
With Sadio Mane expected to join Bayern Munich this summer, Jamie Carragher expects Darwin Nunez to form a formidable front three with Mohamed Salah and Luis Dais coming next season.
What did Jamie Carragher say?
The former England international in an interview with Sky sports said: “Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp normally get the recruitment right, certainly when they spend big and the type of figures we’re talking here that’s what they spent on the goalkeeper [Alisson] and [Virgil] van Dijk and they made a huge difference.
“Liverpool do need to refresh the frontline because of the age of that front three who have been fantastic for the last four or five years with Liverpool.
“It is sad to see it broken up in some ways but it has to come to an end sooner or later.
“With Sadio Mane looking like he’s going to move on, Liverpool had to do something and he’s the one they’ve identified.
“I think at the start of next season Liverpool’s front three will be Salah, Nunez, and Diaz on the left.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed to nurture Darwin Nunez’s potential at Liverpool.
He said via Liverpool’s official website: “This is super news, really super news,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com. “I’m very grateful to everyone at the club for making it happen. We’ve shown decisiveness and ambition in equal measure.
“Darwin is a wonderful player; already really good but so much potential to get even better. That’s why it’s so exciting, to be honest. His age, his desire, his hunger to be even better than he currently is. His belief in our project and what we are looking to do as a club.
“He is as excited by us as we are by him, which makes for a great relationship when you appreciate each other’s strengths. That is certainly the case here. He thinks we suit him and we believe he is the right fit for us – so let’s do it.
“He has all the pieces we look for. He can set a tempo, he brings energy, and he can threaten space from central and wide areas. He is aggressive and dynamic with his movement.
“He plays without fear, he’s powerful. I know he will excite our supporters.
“It’s important we all recognize we are getting a ‘work in progress’ with Darwin. He recognizes that himself, for sure. I love how much focus and humility he has.
“We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now. So there is no pressure on him at all. He signs for a very long time and we intend to nurture his talent and see it grow.
“He’s the latest addition to the wonderful LFC family and I’m sure our supporters will make him feel at home from the first moment he has the Liver bird on his chest.”