Best way for Darwin Nunez to lose price tag pressure is by scoring goals, says Jurgen Klopp

Darwin Nunez silenced his critics with four goals in 45 minutes against Red Bull Leipzig on Thursday evening.

After making a huge £85million move to Liverpool this summer, pressure inevitably piled on Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez to deliver in Merseyside.

All eyes were on the 23-year-old during his first pre-season appearance against Manchester United, but Nunez endured a frustrating afternoon, with his only real highlight being a huge missed opportunity.

Nunez again struggled to get going in Liverpool's friendly against Crystal Palace, and already criticism began to flood in for Jurgen Klopp's marquee signing.

But Nunez was able to silence his haters on Thursday evening in his latest cameo against Red Bull Leipzig. He came off the bench at half-time to score four, handing Liverpool a 5-0 victory.

Having finally shown glimpses of his true potential, Klopp is keen to see his star striker build on his performance and become consistent.

"We always think that if you pay a lot of money then the players feel no pressure or whatever," said Klopp.

"They are all completely normal human beings and (when) 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 (scoring) 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's next pre-season friendly comes against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday, before they head to Leicester's King Power Stadium to face Manchester City in the curtain-raising Community Shield match on Saturday, July 30.

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