Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted to yet another remarkable performance from Darwin Nunez as they beat West Ham 3-1.
Klopp explained the change that has helped Darwin Nunez make “massive steps” this season for Liverpool.
The striker struck a superb volley that helped the Reds reclaim the lead as they eventually secured a 3-1 Premier League win at home to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
Mohamed Salah’s penalty had been cancelled out by Jarrod Bowen before half-time, with substitute Diogo Jota making the win comfortable by scoring five minutes from time.
Nunez now has four goals and two assists in seven games this season having scored and created in Thursday’s Europa League win at LASK, and Klopp is delighted with the transformation of the 24-year-old.
“He has made massive steps in the last few weeks,” said the Liverpool boss, whose side are now up to second behind 100% leaders Manchester City. “He is a threat. You all saw the goal, that was probably pretty good, right? That was really strong.
“A really special one. Incredible. Everybody is looking at me when I talk about the goals but these eyes, I saw it only once, and can’t wait to see it properly back.
“He was always available, it’s super important for us now that we have a ball player, chip the ball, get it on the chest and play from there. That’s how we scored the third goal at Wolves, super important for us.
“The defensive work he puts in is probably the main difference. He always wanted (to do it) but it was less co-ordinated. Now that looks much better.
“We have found a way to do it around him, Curtis (Jones) and Dom(inik Szoboszlai) help a lot, how flexible they are in that way. It’s really good, absolutely.”