Darwin Nunez snubs Sadio Mane while discussing Liverpool’s "monster" attack

Darwin Nunez has been very complimentary of Liverpool's "monster" attacking team – but appears to have forgotten about Bayern Munich-bound Sadio Mane.

Nunez has become the Reds' new club-record £85million transfer from Benfica, surpassing the £75m transfer record fee the club had paid for Virgil van Dijk from Southampton back in 2018. The Uruguayan has committed his future to Anfield for the next six years following an initial fee of £64m which is due to rise with add-ons.

As he prepares to join his new team mates ahead of pre-season next month, Nunez left a special mention to the attackers he will be playing alongside. "[I'm] hugely excited. Like I said before, there are some top, top players here with great qualities," the 22-year-old told the club website.

"There is [Roberto] Firmino, who's a great player and then [Diogo] Jota, who is another great striker; Luis Diaz, [Mohamed] Salah. To play alongside these 'monsters' is going to be something really special for me because as a kid you dream of going far and I dreamt of being able to play in Europe but I didn't expect to get as far as a great club like Liverpool.

"I can tell you, I'm really enjoying it so far and enjoying being here with my partner. If my partner is happy, I am happier because your family is fundamental.

"So, there'll be a lot of competition between the forwards here but it will be healthy competition. We're all here to help each other out so everything goes well for everybody."

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Indeed, the Reds new boy seems to have forgotten about Mane, who is set to depart this summer; with the likely destination being Germany. Bayern are believed to have stepped up their offer to secure his signature after seeing their first two bids of £25m and £30m rejected by the Reds, who are understood to want about £42.8m for their star.

Meanwhile Nunez believes his full potential is yet to be discovered – and that is something that fills him with pure excitement for the new season ahead. "It's great for any player that a manager can improve and polish you as a player, and I think that Klopp is going to help me hugely," he continued.

"I think the players themselves – like Firmino and the other experienced players – are going to help me greatly too. It will be great that Klopp can show me lots more things. I'm still only 22 and I've got lots that I can still learn and this is a brand new experience for me."

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