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Liverpool explained what Darwin Nunez and Thiago are doing before matches ‘have to change quickly’

Stephen Warnock says Darwin Nunez must rely on Thiago Alcantara to translate what Jurgen Klopp has to say ahead of Liverpool games ‘have to change quickly’ as he told DAZN.

The Liverpool summer signing, who comes from Uruguay where the commonly spoken language is Spanish, has shared that he doesn’t understand what Jurgen Klopp is saying when speaking in English.

It’s understandable considering he’s only been in England for a few months and it’s part of his learning process.

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But the faster Nunez can learn the basics, the faster he can progress, both on the field and on the training ground.

Luckily, for Nunez, he has Spain international Thiago ready to translate every word spoken by coaches or club teammates.

But Warnock reckons Nunez needs to consider at least some of what Klopp tells him.

“It was interesting to listen to his interview after the match, he said when Jurgen Klopp speaks ‘I don’t know what he is saying’, so I think there is a language barrier”, said said Warnock.

“He has to get over that language barrier quickly. I know that Thiago is pretty much his interpreter

“When you watch team meetings on the pitch, before Champions League games or Premier League games, you often see Thiago standing next to him, immediately translating what Jurgen Klopp is saying.

“That needs to change quickly. He needs to make sure he can speak the language as quickly as possible or at least take some of what Jurgen Klopp says into account. You need to understand some of the tactics.

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One thing that can be trusted is Klopp’s eye for talent and his ability to get the best out of a player when others probably aren’t expecting it.

The German helped turn Sadio Mane into one of the best strikers in the world and now he’s thriving in Bayern Munich colors after leaving Merseyside like a legend.

Andy Robertson is another, it took him at least 12 months to settle in Liverpool but once he did the results were there.

That said, it wouldn’t be surprising if fans didn’t see the best of Nunez until next season.

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