Darwin Nunez was also signed from Benfica for a club-record fee of £85million, with other top European sides showing interest in the Uruguay international. He scored 26 goals in 28 league appearances in Portugal last season and there are hopes that he will hit the ground running in the Premier League – especially with frequent goalscorer Sadio Mane no longer at the club.
But Klopp reiterated in his press conference that he can offer the 23-year-old time to adjust, he said: “Darwin is ready. He needs time to get used to a lot of things but is already a big help. Darwin is ready but that doesn’t mean he has to start. He needs time to get used to a lot of things but he’s already a real help. It was a proper pre-season training session for him. He said he was nervous early on. Normal. He’s settled quickly. Feels at home.”