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Good news! Klopp hopeful that injured star will be part of Real Madrid test



Jürgen Klopp easily points out the "most negative aspect" of Liverpool's win over Newcastle

Darwin Nunez

Jurgen Klopp says Darwin Nunez has a chance to face Real Madrid on Tuesday after suffering a stroke in Liverpool’s win at Newcastle United on Saturday.

Nunez scored his sixth Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool sealed a 2-0 win at St James’ Park, knocking down Trent Alexander-Arnold’s long pass before firing home to open the scoring.

However, the Uruguay international was sidelined after an hour when he snapped his right shoulder in a clash with Kieran Trippier.

Jürgen Klopp easily points out the "most negative aspect" of Liverpool's win over Newcastle

Asked about the prospect of Nunez recovering to face Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday, Klopp told reporters: “There is a chance.

“We have to see how he can handle the pain and know that we will make a decision.”

Nunez has scored seven goals (five goals, two assists) in his 13 league starts for Liverpool, while scoring three times in the Champions League group stage. While Liverpool hope they can count on Nunez to put Real Madrid in trouble, they will need to be wary of the threat posed by Vinicius Junior on the other side.

Vinicius scored the decisive goal as Madrid beat the Reds in the Champions League final in Paris last May, and his tally of 24 goals this season (16 goals, eight assists) is more than any other Blancos player.

Asked whether Liverpool had any particular plan to stop the Brazilian, Klopp said: “You should always try to deny them passes.

Jürgen Klopp easily points out the "most negative aspect" of Liverpool's win over Newcastle

“But the problem we have is if you defend Vinicius well, they have [Karim] Benzema. If you defend him well too, they have Rodrygo or whoever.” “If you defend the three correctly, Toni Kroos shoots the ball in the corner from 25 yards, Luka Modric has an idea or [Aurélien] Tchouameni takes the ball and shoots from 25 yards.

“That’s how it is with world-class teams, they have world-class players and you have to defend them together, we’ll try to do that.”

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A wonder kid had been discovered in Liverpool 

Stefan Bajcetic’s incredible performance against Everton in the Merseyside Derby is a sign of things to come.

Stefan Bajcetic

season so far has been full of disappointments, but there is one silver lining that will stay with every Liverpool fan and that is the emergence of young Stefan Bajcetic.

Over the last couple of months, the struggles of the Merseyside club have been on display for all to see. Performance on the pitch was disappointing to say the least.

Despite the vast experience Jurgen Klopp has acquired, it is Liverpool’s Spanish prodigy who has stepped forward and shown what it means to play in the famous red shirt. The player’s best performance on Monday night in one of Merseyside’s most important derbies for years was just one of many we’ve seen in recent weeks.

The results weren’t in favor of the Reds, who indirectly made Bajcetic shine in those games.

While all the other players struggled to find their form, the 18-year-old played beyond his age and showed his teammates.

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The Liverpool legend urges fans not to get too excited about their victory over Merseyside rivals Everton

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged fans not to overestimate the 2-0 win against Everton at Anfield on Monday night (13 February). The Reds secured their first Premier League win in 2023 in the Merseyside Derby, courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo.

Former Liverpool full-back Nicol has urged fans to calm down and not get too excited over a win against an Everton side battling relegation. He told ESPN:

“I felt very comfortable after the second goal. You know, when I scored so early in the second half, the game was over. I say that, but I have to admit that when (James) Tarkowski headed the ball (against post) I thought he had scored because Alisson had been beaten.”