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‘I don’t understand anything when he talks’: Darwin Nunez on language barrier with Jurgen Klopp

‘The truth is, I honestly don’t understand anything when he talks’: Darwin Nunez opens up on language barrier with Jurgen Klopp and insists he has learned from ‘big mistake’ of headbutt red card

  • Darwin Nunez has not made the start he would have hoped for at Liverpool
  • The striker has managed just one goal and was suspended for three games
  • He has joked that the language barrier has played a part in his struggles  

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez has admitted that he struggles to understand what manager Jurgen Klopp is saying most of the time.

The club record signing has failed to hit the ground running with just one Premier League goal to his name so far, with his start interrupted by a red card which resulted in a three-game ban.

He has failed to find the net in five appearances since the suspension and has now joked that the language barrier is partly to blame.

Darwin Nunez has joked that he doesn’t understand what Jurgen Klopp is saying to him

In an interview with TNT Sports, he said: ‘The truth is, I honestly don’t understand anything when he (Klopp) talks.

‘Of course, I ask my team-mates to see what he said, but I think he is very clear about his style of play.

‘He asks us to do the simple things, not to be afraid to play games, to have confidence. And when he loses a ball, he wants us to put pressure on him.

‘That’s what he always asks us, we have things clear.’ 

Nunez was suspended for three games after headbutting Crystal Palace's Joachim Andersen

Nunez was suspended for three games after headbutting Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen 

Nunez also insisted he has learnt his lesson from the ‘big mistake’ of his red card against Crystal Palace and vowed not to lose his cool again. 

He added: ‘It was a very tough time. I was suspended for three games, I know I made a big mistake and now I’m aware that it won’t happen again. I have to calm my nerves during the games, talk less. We all make mistakes and I know it will serve as a learning and an experience.

‘The truth is that it was a little difficult to adapt, but I believe that, as training and games go by, I will adapt little by little. I have the support of my team-mates.’

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