Liverpool Manager Says Nunez Not Yet At His Peak

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said forward Darwin Nunez is not yet at his peak but still has room for improvement, after the Uruguayan scored twice in Thursday’s 5-1 thrashing of Sparta Prague in their UEFA Europa League encounter.

Nunez took time to settle in England but has scored eight goals and set up four more in 12 games for Liverpool in 2024.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp.

“Nunez had to adapt, that’s done and (he is) settled in the middle of the team. He has quality coming out of his ears, to be honest,” Klopp told reporters after the first leg of the last-16 tie on Thursday.

“Is he already at his absolute peak in general? Not now for us, and can he develop? Yes. Is he a threat all the time? Yes.”

The German also provided an update on defender Ibrahima Konate, who hobbled off in the 51st minute after picking up an injury.

“Ibou said to me when he passed me in that moment, ‘I thought if I do another sprint then it could be bad’. So, he said he should be fine, but we don’t know,” Klopp added.

Before that, Liverpool will host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, before their UEFA Europa second leg match at Anfield on March 14th.

Thursday’s Europa League results

Qarabag 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen

AS Roma 4-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Sparta Prague 1-5 Liverpool

Benfica 2-2 Rangers

AC Milan 4-2 Slavia Prague

Marseille 4-0 Villarreal

Freiburg 1-0 West Ham.

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