Jurgen Klopp names one area Darwin Nuñez still needs to work on

Jurgen Klopp has reiterated how pleased he is with Darwin Nuñez's continued development at Liverpool, highlighting how 'settled' the striker now is at the club.

Nuñez arrived as a big-money signing for Klopp's side in the summer of 2022 and went through a mixed first season.

Despite scoring 15 times in all competitions, the Uruguayan's maiden campaign with marked by inconsistency and fitness issues – as well as a sending off for a headbutt on his first home Premier League game.

Nuñez appeared to be reaching new heights at the start of the 2023/24 campaign, after inheriting the number nine shirt from Roberto Firmino. The striker scored important goals – including a late double in the comeback win over Newcastle and seemingly established himself as Klopp's preferred central attacking option.

However, the former Benfica star is now on a run of ten games without a goal in all competitions, with questions resurfacing about his erratic finishing.

Despite the current lack of goals, Klopp remains unconcerned with his front man's overall efforts.

Speaking to Ben Foster for Amazon Prime, the Liverpool boss said: "The big difference between Darwin now and Darwin last year is obviously he’s completely settled as a person.

"The [Fulham game] is a very good example, one chance he could have done better, the other chance he’s doing everything right and it’s about an inch, crossbar.

"Trent’s ball, crossbar, back off Leno, in; his ball, crossbar, out. Where’s the difference really?

"He has all these moments, and his understanding and his involvement in our third goal, header to Mo, Mo passed to [Wataru]…these things are so important.

"He stays in the games, he super positive in and around the game."

Jurgen Klopp and Darwin Nuñez

Klopp insisted that he is 'really happy' and 'completely calm' over his forward's form, adding that the only thing missing from his game is the 'last touch'.

The manager continued: "He was a bit aggressive a little bit in the wrong way at the beginning, when things don’t go well. He’s completed relaxed in these moments now, he is aggressive but in the right way.

“So yes, I’m really, really happy with what I see in the moment. And the rest will come. We are completely calm, that’s how it is.

"Could he have scored more goals? Yes, of course. Could he have more situations? I don’t think so.

"He has all the moments, now we have to work on the last touch."

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