RB Leipzig have asked Liverpool for a rematch after their friendly – but don't want four-goal hero Darwin Nunez involved.
The Reds thrashed the Bundesliga side 5-0 in front of their own fans in Germany on Thursday night, with Nunez coming off the bench to score four times. Those goals were the first the Uruguayan striker has scored for his new club since signing from Benfica earlier this summer for an initial fee of £67.5million.
Liverpool tweeted a picture of the 23-year-old forward with his match ball after the match, writing: "It's not been a bad night has it, @Darwinn99?"
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Leipzig's Twitter admin was quick to respond to the post, as they jokingly commented: "When's the rematch without @Darwinn99? That guy is a beast."
Nunez was introduced from the bench by Jurgen Klopp at half-time, with Liverpool already leading through Mohamed Salah. He went on to fire in four unanswered goals, beginning with a penalty from 12 yards.
Arriving as the biggest Premier League signing of the summer so far, Nunez had struggled early in pre-season, failing to score in the Reds' first two friendlies. Footage of his misses in training had also gone viral on social media, as rival fans tried to score points online.
However, Klopp was full of praise for Nunez after the match and played down the importance of what fans say on social media, explaining: "We always think that if you pay a lot of money then the players feel no pressure or whatever.
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"They are all completely normal human beings and the first touch is not perfect then all of a sudden. This generation of players read social media, which is really not smart, but they do.
"All of a sudden you get in a rush and these kinds of things. That’s the best way obviously to stop all these discussions. He’s a different striker to what we have or what we had, but he’s a really good one."
Liverpool continue their pre-season schedule on Wednesday when they travel to Austria to face Red Bull Salzburg before a double header next weekend.
The Reds take on Manchester City in the Community Shield on July 30 before a friendly against Ligue 1 side Strasbourg at Anfield the following day.
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