It has been a busy old summer at Liverpool with big name stars moving in both directions.
The club bid a fond farewell to one of their favourite sons as Sadio Mane‘s time in front of the Kop drew to a close.
The Senegalese superstar opted for a new challenge as he joined Bavarian giants Bayern Munich.
However, the blow of losing Mane has been somewhat softened by Liverpool going and breaking their transfer record earlier in the window.
With Manchester City swooping for Erling Haaland, Liverpool matched their fierce rivals stride for stride by snapping up Darwin Nunez in a blockbuster deal.
The reds coughed up a mighty sum of £85 million to lure the Uruguayan to Anfield amid interest from a number of major European rivals.
Liverpool are believed to to have been tracking Darwin for some time now but it was his performance against the Reds in the Champions League that sealed his fate.
Nunez scored a goal in each leg of Benfica’s quarter-final clash with Liverpool, thoroughly impressing Jurgen Klopp in the process.
He does, however, have some massive shoes to fill.
With Mane’s departure, we see the end of one of the most terrifying trios ever assembled as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino lose one of their chief partners in crime
Fortunately, the gravity of the task ahead does not seem to be lost on him, with Darwin taking to social media today to show he has been hard at work during the break.
Posting on Twitter, Nunez shared an image in which he is looking in incredible shape as he prepares for his Liverpool debut.
What a machine.
He will need to hit the ground running as you can imagine Liverpool will be desperate to right the wrongs of the final week of their season.
With an unprecedented quadruple within their grasp, the Reds would ultimately fall a point and goal short of immortality.
Manchester City’s remarkable final-day comeback broke their domestic hearts, while an inspired Thibaut Courtois performance lead to yet more disappointment in Europe.
If they wish to settle the score, they will need to start the season with a bang and give City something to think about.