Darwin Nunez, the new Liverpool striker, maybe the fittest player in the league based on his ripped physique.
Nunez joined Liverpool in a club-record £85 million signing last month and is likely to lead the line this season.
During preseason, the 23-year-old struggled against Manchester United and Crystal Palace, but he scored four goals against RB Leipzig on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp’s team has one more pre-season match against RB Salzburg before facing Manchester City in the Community Shield, therefore he chose to rest them.
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Nunez went fishing with Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, Luis Diaz, Kostas Tsimikas, and goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel and posed for photos looking totally ripped.
Talk about being built for Premier League football. Nunez stands at an impressive six foot two and looks equipped to battle the league’s toughest defenders.
Pressure will be on Nunez to hit the ground running given how effective Liverpool’s attack has been in recent years.
Sadio Mane‘s departure earlier this summer means there is an opportunity for Nunez to establish himself in the attack.
Klopp is willing to give the Uruguay international time to settle and is aware of the scrutiny he will face.
In an interview with Sky Sports, he explained: “We need time to get used to each other which is absolutely fine. It makes no sense to think he’d be at his absolute best after just three days of training.
“The group we have is the best I’ve had in terms of helping those from the outside coming in to settle. A striker of his skillset will need time as it’s different from what we had before.
Klopp continued: “That’s a crazy world out there! He then scores four goals in a game, and we’re discussing him the other way around.
“Because we played differently than Benfica, I believe both sides must adjust” (the player and the existing players). He didn’t score in his first two games, in 50-odd minutes or whatever, and we had to talk about it.”
Thiago was seen relaying Klopp’s messages for Nunez in training footage released last week.
Thiago was seen mimicking Klopp’s hand movements as Nunez observed.
“He’s a really nice guy, loves being here, our Spanish community players help him a lot, and is learning English already, working hard to understand the basics – it’s all going in the right direction.”