Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez admits that he harbors frustration due to being frequently benched by Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez admits that he harbors frustration due to being frequently benched by Jurgen Klopp.

Nunez was acquired by Liverpool in the summer of 2022. The Reds dug deep into their pockets to bring him from Benfica.

Nunez was expected to sharpen Liverpool’s attacking line. However, his debut season in the Premier League didn’t go too smoothly.

He received a red card early in the competition due to failing to control his emotions after being provoked by opponents. Nunez was also criticized for squandering numerous golden opportunities.

Darwin Nunez often found himself as a substitute at Liverpool, especially after Diogo Jota returned to full fitness. The same goes for when Luis Diaz was back in action. Jurgen Klopp also preferred playing Cody Gakpo.

This trend has continued into this season. Out of the three matches Liverpool has played in the Premier League, Nunez has only been a substitute.

However, Nunez delivered an outstanding performance against Newcastle. He came on in the second half and then scored two goals to help Liverpool turn the tide and win 2-1.

Darwin Nunez has now admitted that he is harboring frustration due to being benched at Liverpool. However, he emphasizes that he will remain professional.

He will continue to strive to give his best for Liverpool every time he is entrusted to play by Jurgen Klopp.

“The coach is the one who decides who plays, and I respect their opinion. I continue to work quietly, regardless of the minutes I face, I will come in, do my job, and try to do my best,” he stated to Sport890.

“I enter every game with a bit of anger, how can I not? A player always wants to start, especially when he has done something good. Every time I have to come in, I try to do my best, then the coach selects the team, and I’m [in the team],” he added.

As mentioned earlier, Darwin Nunez has to compete with other players, such as Cody Gakpo, Diogo Jota, and Luis Diaz. Not to mention Mohamed Salah. Nunez says he understands this and will continue to compete sportingly with his colleagues.

“We all win together, and we lose together. I want everything to go well, both individually and collectively. Last year we didn’t have a good season, I hope this year everything will go better for us,” he exclaimed.

“They (other forwards) are high-level players, I’m at a big club, where there will be healthy competition among players,” Nunez concluded.

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