Thu 20 October 2022 | 10:02

Liverpool’s Klopp praises Nunez who “arrived 100 percent”

Liverpool were able to seal a 1-0 victory in their battle against West Ham courtesy of a goal from Darwin Nunez.

Jurgen Klopp

thinks that the Uruguayan striker has “arrived 100 percent” after he met the target during Liverpool’s victory over West Ham on Wednesday. The striker was first struggling when he made a move to the Reds from Benfica last season, with his contract that was worth fee of £64million (€73.5m).

However, the 23-year-old showcased a remarkable performance in the clash against the Hammers and met the target for his side, securing their victory.

Darwin Nunez

has scored five goals in 12 matches, out of which he had six starts, and has three of his goals came in his last four performances across all competitions.

"It is important. He has scored now a couple of times in the last few games. He arrived 100 per cent, now even with numbers, which is fine,"

Klopp said at his post-match press conference. 

"He felt a little bit the muscles at half-time but it was all fine and after five minutes [of the second half] I was just a bit concerned about long sprints for him and balls where he stretches his legs. I thought, 'Come on, we cannot take that risk' and that's why we changed."

Notwithstanding having a lot of chances to net against following the opener by Nunez, Klopp’s side felt the pressure David Moyes’ side inflicted as Alisson had to pull off a save from Jarrod Bowen in a penalty. Joe Gomez brought the forward down before the break.

However, Liverpool managed to keep their advantage, just like the clash against Manchester City on Sunday. Klopp admitted that claiming the three points was a difficult task.

"It is a Premier League game and I cannot remember an easy game in all of the seven years and few days, and that was for sure not easy tonight,"

he said.

"But we played well enough – and in moments, really good. In the end, altogether, well enough to deserve three points.

"It's the second 1-0 in a row which is absolutely fine. It's a brilliant result... that we have space for improvement I think is clear, it was always the case and is tonight the case.

"But in this moment, we have three points more than before and that feels massive."

source: SportMob

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