The Uruguayan has scored 34 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions, including the Eagles in Portugal last season.
The Reds had to spend about € 100 million on 22-year services, an initial fee of € 75 million and a potential add-on of € 25 million.
The former Almeria coach says Nez is more flexible than Holland
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s side also split with Sadio Mane, who left the club to join Bayern Munich.
Having played such an important role for the Merseyside veterans over the years, it is imperative that Senegalese struggle to cope with the Reds despite not being international.
Sadio Mane leaves Liverpool for Bayern Munich
Nunez’s arrival could mean a significant change in Liverpool’s game. Jurgen Klopp has used the most false nines in Anfield over the years, with two wide-ranging attackers working from the inside out.
The club has used Salah and Mane as two wide players, while Firmino has mostly played as a false nine. Diego Jota and Sadio Mane have also taken nine falls positions when needed, especially in the last few seasons.
With a natural number nine like Nunez, if Klopp uses it as a false nine or an inside forward, it will be a waste of his talent, even if the 22-year-old doesn’t have a chance to play any role. There is skill. Nunez is expected to be deployed by an out and out center-forward which could suggest that Klopp could return to the 4-2-3-1 system he used most at Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool have scored a lot of goals last season, but they lack a lead in major games. The Reds played three finals and failed to find the back of the net in any of those games. A player like Nunez can give the Reds the necessary defense. The 22-year-old has a completely different profile than Salah, Diaz or Jota and will add a whole new dimension to the Reds’ attack.
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