"The key man" - Fabrizio Romano names key figure in Darwin Nunez transfer

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is the key reason why Darwin Nunez joined the club this summer.

The striker signed for the Reds from Benfica for a transfer fee of £67.50 million last month.

However, Romano has implied that if Klopp was not at the helm, Nunez may not have come to Anfield.

As quoted by Anfield Watch on Twitter, he told his YouTube channel the following: “Jurgen Klopp was the key man. He makes the difference for Liverpool. He called Nunez directly and the player was really excited by the prospect of joining Liverpool. Then they were really fast (in securing the deal).”

Anfield Watch Verdict

Liverpool are a very attractive club to play for. The Reds are one of the biggest teams in Europe after all.

However, clubs do need top managers at the helm to attract the best talents in the game.

There is no denying that Klopp is one of the best coaches in the world. So, when it comes to transfers, it certainly helps having the German as the manager of the club.

Klopp ultimately has the ability to be able to improve players on and off the pitch. You only have to ask Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

“I have a very similar connection with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool as I had earlier with Ronald Koeman at Southampton. Like Koeman, Klopp knows exactly how to get the best out of me – by being critical," he said, as quoted by Planet Football.

“When the media are hyping me and being very positive, he will downplay the praise and all that—often with a wink. And when I was voted UEFA Player of the Year and had to go to the ceremony, Jurgen told all the lads that I was picking up the trophy on behalf of the entire team.

“All the boys in the squad know I can take that sort of stuff very well. I know what he means. At the same time, the boss gives me a lot of respect and responsibility.”

So, we do expect Nunez to go to another level under the guidance of Klopp.

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