Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp’s new plan as Diogo Jota reacts to Darwin Nunez bid

Jurgen Klopp is planning for his new forward line to include Benfica’s Darwin Nunez next season.

The Uruguayan has become Liverpool’s number one summer transfer target following the news that Sadio Mane wants to leave the club. Mane’s departure would mean Klopp has some rejigging to do with his forward line – leading to the Reds targeting Nunez.

Liverpool hope to beat Premier League rivals Manchester United to the Benfica forward’s signature, and have been boosted by the player having a problem with the Red Devils’ offer. Meanwhile Liverpool ace Diogo Jota has responded to the news that Jurgen Klopp is pushing to sign Nunez.

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Liverpool could be set to sign Benfica’s Darwin Nunez
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Klopp’s new plan of attack

Darwin Nunez’s arrival at Liverpool would make the forward the first Jurgen Klopp has bought at the club who fits the bill of a conventional No.9.

The Benfica forward can play on the left, and he enjoys drifting out there on a regular basis, but with Luis Diaz’s threat from that side, it’s likely the Uruguayan would be used more in the centre. It means that Klopp may be seeking to also use Nunez to help fill the role sometimes occupied by Divock Origi as well as the void left by Mane.

Nunez would be joining a brilliant attacking group with Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino all still signed up for at least another season – and he could help form a formidable new attack for the Reds.

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Jota responds to bid

Diogo Jota has responded to the news that Liverpool are keen on signing Darwin Nunez.

The two players faced off against each other during the knockout phases of the Champions league last season, and it’s clear that Nunez made an impression on Jota. The 22-year-old scored in both legs despite his side ultimately being knockout out by eventual finalists Liverpool.

And while Jota admitted he could offer no update on how negotiations between Liverpool and Benfica are progressing, he did happily admit to being impressed by Nunez as he called the Uruguayan a “good player”.

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Nunez’s issue with United offer

Liverpool would be able to satisfy the one demand Manchester United have failed to offer Darwin Nunez.

The Benfica forward is widely expected to get a blockbuster move this summer and had been linked with replacing his compatriot Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford. But United cannot offer Nunez Champions League football next season – something he is particularly keen on.

And that demand could hand Liverpool the initiative as the clubs vie to secure the forward this summer.

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