Liverpool handed Champions League boost as Jurgen Klopp reveals ‘there’s a chance’ Darwin Nunez could be fit for Real Madrid clash after training with the Reds on Monday
Liverpool are set to be handed a big boost with Darwin Nunez looking like he could be fit for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
The Reds striker had been viewed as a slight doubt ahead of the last-16 tie after being forced off in the club’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday.
However, Jurgen Klopp was keen to talk up the likelihood of the 23-year-old being fit insisting ‘there’s a chance’ he could still feature against the Spanish side.
Those hopes were boosted with images showing the Uruguay hitman in training on Monday and looking in good spirits as he begins to find his groove at Anfield.
Nunez had scored his first Premier League goal since before the World Cup against the Magpies and looks to finally be hitting the form that convinced Liverpool to pay £85million for his services.
It’s so far been an up and down season for the striker who has shown plenty of promise with his overall game and ability to get into very promising attacking positions has often been wasteful in front of goal.
However, he has drawn praise from Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand who insists the Reds and the Premier League have yet to see the best of the striker.
‘Do you know what I like about Nunez? I saw a quote from Nunez after. He said: “I’m a bit like Suarez. Second season, I’ll come good. Done it at Benfica”. Going to keep that quote,’ he told his YouTube channel.
‘I think he will. I honestly think he will come good. He’s got all the attributes that defenders don’t like to play against. He’s aggressive, he’s strong, he likes to run in behind, he’s a nuisance, he’s a bit unpredictable.’
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