Jurgen Klopp could repeat the genius trick he used on Robert Lewandowski with Darwin Nunez.
Liverpool are on the verge of finalising the club record signing of Nunez from Benfica, with the Uruguayan striker understood to be in the city completing the final stages of his medical. Klopp has a track record of developing promising strikers into prolific threats in front of goal after working with Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund.
The Polish forward scored 102 goals in 186 appearances under Klopp between 2010 and 2014, accrediting his success since arriving in Germany with a piece of "genius" from his former boss.
Lewandowski previously revealed, via the Liverpool Echo: "He released that striker's instinct in me. I didn't know that I still had so much potential inside of me. He saw something in me that I couldn't see.
"He taught me so much. When I arrived at Dortmund, I wanted to do everything quickly: strong pass, one touch only. Jurgen showed me to calm down – to take two touches if necessary. It was totally against my nature, but soon I was scoring more goals.
"When I had that down, he challenged me to speed it up again. One touch, bang, goal. He slowed me down to speed me up. It sounds simple, but it was genius, really."
Having won two league titles and one German Cup with Dortmund, Lewandowski has gone on to enjoy continued success with Bayern Munich since arriving in 2014.
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After seeing Lewandowski scoop a host of individual honours in recent seasons, Nunez will hope Klopp's management tactics can help him to do the same in the years to come.
The 22-year-old striker is set to join the Reds for an initial £64million fee, which may rise to a club record £85.3million with the add-ons included in the deal.
Manchester United and Newcastle United had both been linked with the young forward following his impressive campaign with Benfica, but he opted for the double domestic cup winners instead.
He finished as the Primeira Liga's top scorer with 26 league goals, with his total across all competitions coming to a staggering 34 goals in 41 appearances.
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