Darwin Nunez has experienced Anfield as an opponent but he has expressed his excitement about doing so as a home player from now on.
Speaking with the club’s website, the 22-year-old said: ‘I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League, and it’s my style of play. There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here. As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got in order to help the team.
‘It was a spectacular experience seeing what the fans are like in the stadium. It’s an incredible atmosphere. I think Liverpool have got absolutely everything – good players and supporters who really help the team at certain points in the game. So, yes, I think it is a very big club and it’s going to be great here.
‘Like I was telling you, the atmosphere at that game was absolutely fantastic. Coming up against these great players is a great experience for me because it’s something you dream about as a boy. Playing there was an incredible experience and at that moment, I said to myself, ‘It must be great to actually play here.’
‘Playing here at Liverpool, a massive team, and now I’m here for real and I’m grateful to the fans and the club for giving me this fantastic opportunity’.
It’s going to be a different experience for our new No.27 next time that he steps out on our home turf as a Liverpool player and when he listens to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ but as his own anthem.
If we have a good season, it will mean that the Uruguayan has played well and that he will also experience some huge atmospheres throughout the campaign – something we all hope will come to fruition.