Luis Suarez sends classy message to Darwin Nunez after Uruguay team-mate completes Liverpool transfer | The Sun

LUIS SUAREZ sent Darwin Nunez a classy message after the latter completed his move to Liverpool.

The former Benfica striker, 22, officially joined the Reds in a club-record £85million deal earlier this week.

Nunez will be tasked with replacing the departing Sadio Mane – who is on the brink of joining Bayern Munich.

The 11-cap Uruguay star will lead a new-look Reds line featuring the likes of Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Harvey Elliott and fellow new-boy Fabio Carvalho.

And his international team-mate Suarez – a fan-favourite at Anfield -was quick to congratulate Nunez… and set him a challenge in the process.

Nunez had earlier taken to Instagram to share a snap of himself outside Liverpool's training centre, captioned: "Always Uruguayan."

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Suarez, a 132-cap Uruguay veteran, sweetly replied: "I was the first, but I hope you are the first in goals."

Nunez kept the love-in going, writing back: "It makes me proud to follow in your footsteps.

"I hope to perform as you did at Liverpool."

Suarez scored 82 goals in just 133 games for the Reds during his three-and-a-half year stay, including 69 Premier League strikes.

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He was the first Uruguayan to play for Liverpool, with now-Sporting Lisbon defender Sebastian Coates joining six months later.

Coates played just 15 Premier League games in his four-year stay and was loaned to Nacional and Sunderland in that time, but did famously score a thunderbolt of scissor kick against QPR in 2012.

Nunez becomes the third Uruguayan to pull on the famous red of Liverpool.

And he comes in off the back of a red-hot season for Benfica.

Nunez scored 34 times in 41 matches in all competitions, including six goals in ten Champions League games.

Two of those came against the Reds in the quarter-finals of the competitions, ultimately won 6-4 by Jurgen Klopp's side.

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Since those games, Virgil van Dijk has revealed Nunez is in the top five centre-forwards he's ever faced.

On that basis alone, the Kop faithful should be confident Nunez will eclipse Suarez's goals haul for the club.

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