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Connor O'Neill

Jurgen Klopp left fans confused with Darwin Nunez call as nightmare Liverpool scenario emerges

Your Liverpool morning digest for Friday, April 7.

Jurgen Klopp left supporters confused with Darwin Nunez decision

When the electronic board from the fourth official was thrust into the Stamford Bridge air with 11 minutes remaining on Tuesday night, it prompted many quizzical looks from Liverpool supporters in the away end and those watching at home.

The sight of the number 27 to signify Darwin Nunez's premature departure from the forgettable goalless draw against Chelsea was confusing for those who had regarded the Uruguayan as the Reds' biggest goal threat during the second half.

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It later emerged Liverpool were, quite understandably, looking to manage the minutes of the Uruguay international after an ankle complaint suffered in the Champions League exit at Real Madrid last month.

But it was sufficient to prompt further debate on the effectiveness of the 23-year-old since arriving from Benfica in a deal that could ultimately cost the Reds a club record £85million.

Read the full story from Ian Doyle here.

Nightmare UEFA scenario emerges

Liverpool find themselves in an unfamiliar position in the Jurgen Klopp era as they go into their final 10 Premier League matches the same number points behind the Champions League places.

The Reds found themselves in a similar position in 2020/2021, in eighth with 43 points and 10 matches left to play, but at that time were only four points shy of Chelsea in fourth place.

A 10-game unbeaten run, with a glorious Alisson Becker winning goal, saw Liverpool surge up to third place at the end of that campaign but a repeat this time round seems to be unlikely.

However even if Liverpool do pull that off beating the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle United to fourth sport they may not even get into the Champions League.

Read the full story from Elliot Thompson here.


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