Darwin Nunez gives honest opinion on working with Jurgen Klopp and Premier League difficulties at Liverpool

Darwin Nunez has credited Jurgen Klopp with an improvement of his attitude at Liverpool and thanked the now former manager for his help at Anfield.

And the Reds striker has opened up on the difficulty of succeeding in the Premier League, admitting the intensity is of a different level to what he had previously experienced in Spain and Portugal.

Nunez, who turned 25 earlier this month, joined the Reds from Benfica for an initial £64m in 2022 with add-ons potentially seeing that sum rise to a club-record £85m.

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It's believed appearance-based clauses have since the figure to £75m and the striker is currently firing in goals for Uruguay at the Copa America, having registered in a 3-1 win over Panama on Monday before adding another in Friday's 5-0 hammering of Bolivia.

Nunez has scored 33 times for Liverpool since his switch from Benfica and ended last term with 18 goals and 13 assists in total as Klopp's side won the Carabao Cup and finished third in the Premier League.

In an interview for the Premier League's 'World Beaters' series, Nunez thanked Klopp for his help in developing him during their two seasons together as he detailed the difficulty of being a success in the top flight of English football.

"To be honest, playing in the Premier League isn't easy at all, it's difficult," Nunez says. "Players are stronger and there's a higher level of intensity. [Klopp] helped me improve some of my skills on the pitch. He helped me a lot to have a better attitude. To be honest, it is thanks to him that I am doing well today.

"I'll try to give my best so that things turn out well for us and bring joy to every Uruguayan. Today I get to be the No.9 at Liverpool and follow in the footsteps of the greats who have played here. I'm doing the best I can to bring joy to the club and the fans."

In the same video, team-mate Mohamed Salah adds: "He loves to run in the spaces, he is really, really fast so he keeps looking at me because he knows that I can give him the ball easily into the spaces and he can finish the situation."

Nunez, who has scored 10 in his last seven games at international level, is back in action for Marcelo Bielsa's Uruguay when they meet United States on Tuesday, July 2 in Group C of the Copa America.