‘Really exciting’ 23-year-old spotted in Liverpool first-team training today, he could play vs Southampton
Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez has been spotted at first-team training yesterday. The Uruguayan has missed two games due to injury and looks all set to make his return in the final game of the season.
Liverpool could see Darwin Nunez back in the forward line
The Uruguay international trained with the first-team on Wednesday. According to a photograph by John Powell via Getty Images, he was spotted training with Mohammed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander Arnold, and other players.
The 23-year-old joined the Merseyside giants last summer from Benfica. He was signed at a club record transfer fee of €100M (€75M signing fee plus €25M add-ons).
The Uruguayan forward was brought in as a permanent replacement for Roberto Firmino. But he has not lived up to the expectations of the club and the fans. He has had a mixed season. Appearing in a total of 42 occasions across all competitions, Nunez has scored 15 goals and gave 4 assists.
The signing of Cody Gakpo in the winter transfer window has changed the fate of Nunez. Since joining in January, the Dutch international has acquired the role of the Uruguayan forward. Nunez has been left on the bench for most of the matches.
Just before the match against Leicester City, Klopp confirmed that Nunez had a toe injury. He stated,
“Yesterday we trained and he looked OK and then after training he said he feels something in his foot, in his big toe.
So then we had to make a decision because we are two hours, 45 minutes away from Liverpool and we had to make a decision yesterday about the squad and we did that, so he was not involved.”
With nearly no hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, Liverpool will play the ultimate game of the season against Southampton this Sunday.
The Reds will play against the Saints just for glory and stat padding. This match could see Darwin Nunez back in the team who could use this opportunity to pave his way back into the starting 11.