Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to Darwin Nunez following a match-winning performance for Liverpool on Wednesday night.
The Reds edged out West Ham United 1-0 at Anfield and it was a first-half header from the £85 million hitman which ultimately sealed the points for Klopp’s side.
Nunez, who is Liverpool’s most expensive player in history, was problematic for the Irons throughout a first half which also saw him hit the post and sting Lukasz Fabianski’s gloves with a ferocious volley.
It hasn’t been an easy transition to life in England for the 23-year-old, who has already served a three-match suspension for a red card against Crystal Palace in August.
But Klopp has told BBC Sport that he remains a ‘massive talent’ and one who everyone at Anfield is very excited about.
He said: “He was outstanding. He is a massive talent and is only 22. He came from Portugal and he wasn’t there for long, so not too long away he was Uruguay. He is a really big talent and we’re really excited about him.”
There’s no doubt that Nunez is a special footballer and no doubt he’ll continue to improve.
Erling Haaland’s immediate transition to life in the Premier League has made it look so ridiculously easy, but for other players it isn’t.
Patience is massively important though and hopefully the Liverpool attacker gradually improves – and scores more goals – the more he adapts to Enlgish football.
This was his third goal in seven Premier League outings and as Klopp suggested, you can probably expect these figures to rise steadily from here on in.