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(Reuters) – Liverpool supervisor Juergen Klopp has urged persistence with Darwin Nunez amid the Uruguayan ahead’s struggles in entrance of aim, saying the 23-year-old would have loved a extra prolific debut season if the Premier League facet had been at their greatest.
Nunez has scored 15 targets in 42 appearances since being signed final 12 months for an preliminary payment of 75 million euros ($82.56 million). He has scored one aim in his final 11 video games.
“There may be much more (to come back from Nunez), that is clear. He wants time to settle. Essentially the most tough factor for a striker is coming right into a workforce that is not clicking,” Klopp instructed reporters.
“That is essentially the most tough factor, however then scoring 15 targets – think about we might have had a traditional season for us by our requirements. A great season, a 70, 80 or extra factors season, he would have scored 20-odd targets, undoubtedly.
“Fifteen targets is totally fantastic, nonetheless three video games to go so it is attainable he can improve that quantity as properly, however we spoke about it – he wants time to adapt.”
Fifth-placed Liverpool, who’re making a late cost for a top-four spot and an computerized Champions League place, go to relegation-threatened Leicester Metropolis on Monday.
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(Reporting by Pearl Josephine Nazare in Bengaluru, modifying by Ed Osmond)