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Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota is back “5 attackers – it’s like Christmas!” – Klopp delighted his stars are back against Everton

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Darwin Nunez and Jo is back "5 attackers – it’s like Christmas!” – Klopp delighted his stars are back against Everton

Jurgen Klopp has expressed his delight at having both Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota available in Saturday’s Merseyside derby, which would be the first time the Reds have had five forwards available this season.
Nunez is coming back from a three-game suspension after being sent off with his bow from Anfield against Crystal Palace last month.

And Klopp has also had news of another striker who could make a return to Goodison Park, with Jota now back in full training.
The Reds boss believes he and his coaching staff have used Nunez’s break to their advantage by working closely with the striker in training over the past few weeks.
He remained coy about whether the Uruguayan will step straight into his starting line-up against Everton but says he will be more than ready when called up. LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Monday 15 August 2022: Darwin Núñez of Liverpool during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

“When we heard there were three games, we thought ‘oh, the first game he can play again is the derby,'” laughed Klopp.
“So if he didn’t get a red card three games ago, it probably would have happened, but now he’s learned his lesson.
“He’s really in shape. If you look at how we overtook him now, winning the last two games, we don’t see him as a bad thing, the time he’s been out, because we’ve used it with him. We tried to give him a bit more impetus, both physically and tactically.
“He looks very calm now, even more so than before. He’s had a really good last week. What we do with it, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

The Liverpool boss then revealed that Diogo Jota is in contention to line up the squad for the clash with Frank Lampard’s side after returning to training earlier this week.

SINGAPOREWednesday July 13, 2022: Diogo Jota of Liverpool arrives at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Singapore on day four of the club’s Asian tour. (Image by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was unclear whether the Portuguese striker would need time to get back on track after a long absence which began when he suffered a hamstring injury on international duty earlier this summer.
However, Klopp seems happy enough to immediately use Jota again for the game and is looking forward to having five forwards to choose from.
“Diogo will probably be in the squad too,” the Liverpool manager revealed.
“He trained with the team for the first time yesterday [Thursday]. He will train today and we have to decide whether it makes sense to tip him already or not. “When we do that we have five strikers for the first time, it’s like Christmas! We’re going to make changes, we’ll see.”

It’s been a while since the Reds had attacking options and our bench should look good now, giving Klopp a lot more options in the game.

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