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Liverpool hoping the ‘Díaz effect’ can lure Darwin Nuñez

The English club are one of the leading suitors to sign the current Benfica striker and are confident that his adaptation will be like that of the Colombian Díaz.

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Darwin Nuñez #11 of Uruguay
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Liverpool are one of the many leading European clubs in the hunt for Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez, with the forward one of the hottest properties around with his 26 goals in the Portuguese League last season for Lisbon based giants Benfica.

The striker is expected to move to the Premier League with Liverpool and Manchester United apparently in pole position to secure his signature and the Anfield club are anticipating that Núñez would adapt in record time as was the case with Luis Díaz following his January movee from FC Porto to the ‘Reds’. Liverpool are looking for a replacement for Sadio Mané who is expected to leave Anfield over the summer and everything points to the Uruguayan completing an attacking trident with Mo Salah and Diaz.

Luis Diaz of Liverpool
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Luis Diaz of Liverpool Eurasia Sport ImagesGetty

The Diaz acquisition is generally regarded as a winter transfer success with the Colombian impressing in his first months in the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp has been full of praise for the man from Barranquilla and has been delighted with his quick adaptation to live in Liverpool. “He has understood our way of playing the game 100%.” the German stated.

Klopp contempla el calentamiento de sus jugadores.
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Klopp contempla el calentamiento de sus jugadores.GLYN KIRKAFP

Díaz - Núñez - Salah, an exciting proposition

Despite losing the recent Champions League final to Real Madrid in Paris, the German coach was bullish with his post game statements, “we will be back next year”. Klopp now begins the task of putting together a strong squad ahead of the 2022/23 season and the prospect of the Colombian, the Uruguayan and the Egyptian leading the forward line for the ‘Reds’ is a prospect to excite Liverpool fans around the world.