JUST IN: Jurgen Klopp reacts as Darwin Nunez scores four goals in Liverpool friendly


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Jurgen Klopp says Darwin Nunez delivered the ‘perfect’ response to his critics by scoring four goals in Liverpool’s pre-season friendly victory over RB Leipzig.


Nunez, who completed a £85m move from Benfica earlier this month, received criticism from some fans for his performances in Liverpool’s opening two friendlies against Manchester United and Crystal Palace.


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The Uruguay striker rediscovered his form at the Red Bull Arena on Thursday night, scoring four goals after coming off the bench in a one-sided friendly against Leipzig.


‘The box of Pandora was opened for Darwin and then of course it was the perfect night for him,’ Klopp said after Liverpool’s 5-0 win in Germany.

‘We always think if you pay a lot of money then the players feel no pressure but they are completely normal human beings!

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‘And then if the first touch isn’t perfect and this generation of player read social media, which is really not smart. But they do.


‘All of a sudden you get in a rush. But tonight is the best way to stop all of these discussions.

‘He’s a different striker to what we already have – but he’s a really good one.’


Nunez scored 34 goals in 41 appearances for Benfica last season and was the subject of interest from Manchester United before his move to Anfield was finalised.


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