Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has claimed Darwin Nunez delivered the “perfect” response to critics by netting four times in their 5-0 win over RB Leipzig in a preseason friendly.
Nunez, earlier this month completed a £85m move from Benfica, but has received criticism from some fans for his performances in their opening two friendlies against Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
However, the Uruguay striker rediscovered his form when he came off the bench to score four goals at the Red Bull Arena.
Klopp said afterwards:
“The box of Pandora was opened for Darwin and then of course it was the perfect night for him.
“We always think if you pay a lot of money then the players feel no pressure but they are completely normal human beings!
“And then if the first touch isn’t perfect and this generation of players read social media, which is really not smart. But they do.
“All of a sudden you get in a rush. But tonight is the best way to stop all of these discussions.
“He’s a different striker to what we already have – but he’s a really good one.”
Last season, Nunez was able to score 34 goals in 41 appearances for Benfica.