Jürgen Klopp sends message to Darwin Núñez as Liverpool ‘enter’ race for Man City flop

Just three days after the 0-0 draw with Manchester United, Liverpool are back in action today as they take on West Ham in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

A win for Jürgen Klopp’s side would guarantee entry into the semi-final of a competition they last won in 2022.

Meanwhile Liverpool continue to be linked with midfielders ahead of the upcoming January transfer window, despite signing four of them during the summer.

Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips, who has struggled for game time since arriving from Leeds in the summer of 2022, looks almost certain to leave the club this winter.

According to Italian source Calciomercato, Liverpool have decided to enter the race to sign the England international, and will fight Juventus and Newcastle to sign him. Calciomercato states that Liverpool could make a loan offer with an option to buy.

Juventus are in need of a midfielder with Paul Pogba facing a ban following a positive drugs test, and Nicolò Fagioli’s suspension for illegal gambling, while Newcastle are also seeking Phillips due to that same scandal involving Sandro Tonali.

Darwin Núñez has struggled to find the back of the net in recent times. The Uruguayan forward started the season brightly for Liverpool, scoring five goals in all competitions by the end of October. Since then however, he’s failed to find the back of the net in 10 games. Yet Reds boss Jürgen Klopp remains happy with Núñez’s performances.

“He stays in the games,” the German boss told Amazon Prime Video. “He’s super positive in and around the game. He was a bit, like, aggressive in a little bit the wrong way in the beginning. When things don’t go well.

“Now he’s completely relaxed in this moment. He is aggressive but in the right way. I’m really, really happy with what I see at the moment and the rest will come. So, we are completely calm, that’s how it is.

“Could he have scored more goals? Yes, of course. Could he have more situations? I don’t think so, he has all the moments. And now we have to work on the last touch.” Núñez will be hoping for a goal to break his unwanted streak against West Ham tonight.



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