Darwin Núñez has only been contracted to Liverpool for a matter of months but already, he's realised the unique perks held by Virgil van Dijk. The new Reds striker has faced his defensive teammate on the number of occasions in training, and he knows how hard it is to come out on top.

Darwin Núñez is getting perfect Liverpool training as Virgil van Dijk shows Jürgen Klopp formula

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When Núñez described Van Dijk recently, he touched on one of the key elements attached to Liverpool’s scouting practices: the Reds tend to target players who are one-on-one experts in defence and attack.

That was one of the reasons why the Uruguayan striker was signed for £85m from Benfica in the summer, with Van Dijk describing him as one of the toughest opponents that he’s faced after the two met on opposite sides in the Champions League last term — because of his ability to merge speed with physicality.

Almost by accident, Núñez has quietly divulged part of Klopp’s secret transfer formula. And by coming up against Van Dijk every day, he also happens to be getting the perfect training to make sure he becomes even more unplayable at Liverpool.

Liverpool may reportedly be willing to give consideration to using African midfielder Naby Keita in a proposal to secure services of AC Milan midfielder

Liverpool to consider Naby Keita as a makeweight to sign AC Milan midfield star

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For such a scenario to materialise, it appears likely that Keita would need to pen fresh terms with the Merseyside outfit.

However, a report in Italy says that Milan are monitoring any developments with Keita ahead of potentially trying to sign him on a free transfer.

In sharp contrast, Tonali is contracted to the current Serie A champions until the end of 2026-27, a factor which does not play into Liverpool’s favour.

The Italy international has represented I Rossoneri since 2020, already going on to make 96 appearances in all competitions.

Unless they are required to sell for financial reasons or the 22-year-old expresses a desire to take on a new challenge, Milan are likely to demand in excess of £40m for one of their key men.

Liverpool will have space in their squad if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Keita in departing the Premier League outfit on a free transfer in the summer.

Nevertheless, finances are likely to prove key, and Liverpool are also being linked with the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Moises Caicedo.