What Benfica manager said about Liverpool target Darwin Nunez


Liverpool are expected to officially announce the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez transfer to Liverpool

26 goals in 28 league appearances, 6 goals in 10 Champions League appearances, Nunez is set to hit the ground running in the Premier League next season.

The soon to be Liverpool striker, impressed massively in the Portuguese capital during the 2021-22 season. He face Jurgen Klopp's men in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and scored twice recording his name on the scoresheet in both legs.

The 22-year-old became one of the most sought-after players in the summer of 2022 and Benfica boss Nelson Verissimo isn't surprised at the number of elite clubs linked to the player's name.

Prior to the conclusion of the Portuguese top-tier season, Verissimo said about Darwin Nunez: "He is a young player with a lot of potential, it is natural that given what has been his growth throughout this season and also a lot as a result of the performance he has had in the Champions League games, it is natural that he arouses the interest of the big European clubs.

He continued: ''In what is my day-to-day with the player, in what is given to us to observe in training and in the games, naturally, we are looking at a top player and all the top players arouse the interest of the big European clubs. Darwin is on that list, obviously."

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