LONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he is relaxed about Darwin Nunez’s finishing after the Uruguayan striker missed an open goal, as the Merseyside giants maintained a perfect record in the Europa League this season with win over Toulouse.
The 24-year-old, who moved to the Premier League club from Portuguese side Benfica for an initial fee of 64 million pounds ($77.66 million) in June last year, missed the chance to score his second goal of the night on Thursday against Ligue 1’s Toulouse but put on a complete performance at Anfield.
Having netted in the first half, Nunez helped Liverpool move five points clear at the top of Group E. Diogo Jota, Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch and Mohamed Salah were all on the scoresheet.
“He played incredible. Honestly, in this moment, I couldn’t care less that he hits the post in that moment because everything before was super-convincing, was absolutely clear,” Klopp told reporters.
“How he took the defender away, how he passed the goalie, it was a perfect situation ... He’s a happy boy or man in the moment and you can see that every day. And now we have to make sure that it stays like that.”Agencies