Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has joked "good luck" to Jurgen Klopp after Manchester City signed Erling Haaland over the summer.
City and Liverpool have locked horns at the top of the table over the past five years – with the Blues generally coming out on top. And City have added more reinforcement to their ranks with Haaland, one of the most potent attackers in Europe.
Liverpool have responded by singing highly-touted Darwin Nunez from Benfica for £85million. “Both Erling Haaland and Darwin Núñez are goal scorers but they’re both completely different players,” Lawro told Paddy Power.
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“It shows that you don’t have to have a stereotypical player in that position. They can be different.
“As we saw with City last year, they won the league without a striker, and now they've got one of the world's best so good luck to everybody else.” On top of the signing of Haaland, City have also added Julian Alvarez, from River Plate, to their attacking ranks.
Kalvin Phillips has also made the switch to Manchester from Leeds United.
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23-year-old Nunez made his first appearance for Liverpool against Man United, and he was also involved in the Reds' clash with Crystal Palace a couple of days later.
Klopp said: "He’s now a boy from us and now we do absolutely everything to not only see the things we saw from him at Benfica; no, from there we go."
"This is the basis. And again, it is my responsibility to help Darwin that he can fulfil his full potential. And I am in it. I am in that responsibility."
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