Jurgen Klopp Laughs Off Nunez Criticism After Liverpool Debut

Jurgen Klopp Laughs Off Nunez Criticism After Liverpool Debut
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Jurgen Klopp has dismissed criticism directed at his new record signing Darwin Nunez, following the striker's lacklustre performance during the 4-0 loss Liverpool suffered to Man United on Tuesday.

Nunez' rather disappointing debut was littered with poor to average touches, and most notably a gilt-edged chance that he missed after blasting over from close range.

Naturally many rivals fans wasted no time in throwing shade the way of Nunez and Liverpool, with Twitter awash with memes and insults.

Liverpool 0 - 4 Man United

Of course, little can be taken from pre-season action, and Klopp was quick to acknowledge this and dismiss any worries about the form of the striker.

"I'm not worried at all. The general judgement [on Nunez] is absolutely nil interest [to us]. It will be like this and we all know it.


"It's kind of a game or a joke for some people to pick out some situations where a player's not doing well. That's only a game from [fans of] other clubs, which is normal. Our fans probably do [the same] with signings of Manchester United. We cannot take this seriously."

"The only real important thing is how I judge the situation for the player and I couldn't be more calm -- completely convinced about his potential. And actually, what our people -- all Liverpool supporters in the whole world -- should know is that new players need time and get time.


"We should be the first ones to delete the fee we paid [from our thinking]. Just delete it -- it's not important. It's like this with strikers. He missed a chance and then there are some nervous people going, 'oh my god, he missed a chance' -- I can promise you it will not be the last."

Liverpool will continue their pre-season tour of Asia in Singapore tomorrow, where they will face off against Crystal Palace.

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