Haaland, who joined City from Borussia Dortmund for £51m, made his debut for his new club in a 3-1 victory over the Reds in the Community Shield on July 30. However, the 22-year-old did not impress. In his first game, missed two notable chances.
Talk to The Times (via Anfield Watch), Van Dijk shared his two cents on the Norwegian after playing the whole game against the Norwegian on Saturday. He praised the Manchester City players saying:
“He (Haaland) would make life terrible for a defender in England. He’s so direct; he has everything; he can header; he’s quick; we stopped him. He might have had two chances, but Other than that, “We’re doing great together. I won’t give him too much advice, but I think he’ll know he has to focus on his game and not worry about what others will say. “
“There is pressure on other people to sign at a high price. What can you do? You come to the club to perform; the club pays big transfer fees; Goals. Darwin in our situation as well, hopefully we’ll see Darwin score more.”
Nunes joined Anfield from Benfica for a whopping £85m. He made a brilliant start for the Reds last weekend. After coming off the bench at the Community Shield, Nunes helped secure a penalty and also scored a deft header on his debut.
Haaland played 29 games for Dortmund last season, scoring 27 goals and providing five assists. Meanwhile, Nunes has 34 goals and four assists in 41 appearances for Benfica. Both forwards are looking to light up the Premier League in a productive season.
Roberto Firmino breaks silence on Liverpool future
according to Liverpool echo, striker Roberto Firmino attracted a £19.5m bid from Juventus this summer, but the 30-year-old has quashed rumours of his departure from Liverpool. In an interview with TNT Sports Brasil, he said:
“I love this team, this city and the fans. I’m here. Of course I want to stay.”
The Brazilian has 98 goals and 74 assists in 327 games for Liverpool. He scored 11 goals and provided 5 assists last season, and hopefully this time there will be a better return.