Ex-Liverpool keeper Westerveld: What I hear about Nunez…

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld says he’s heard the coaching staff are working hard with Darwin Nunez on the training pitch.

Westerveld is convinced Nunez will be valuable for the Reds, even from off the bench.

“To be honest, he is a player, at the beginning of the season, when he came on for the last half an hour, he made a massive difference,” Westerveld told the Football Show on Sky Sports. “I remember the game against Manchester City. In pre-season, he was a different player when he came on than when he started the game, for example. Crystal Palace also.

“If you have a player like that, I tell everyone before the game that ‘I hope he’s on the bench for the last 30 minutes’. Sometimes you have a player, maybe because he’s new and he has to adapt still. I think, in those 30 minutes, especially at home, he can go full speed and you can see what a quality player he is.

“I know they are working on him tactically and physically as well. It’s not easy to play for Liverpool with everything around it and the physicality and the high press they play.”