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Van Dijk: Nunez can learn a lot from Firmino

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk believes new signing Darwin Nunez can learn a lot from Roberto Firmino as the Uruguay international looks to cement his place in the team.

Nunez produced a match-winning cameo off the bench in Saturday's 3-1 Community Shield victory over Man City, coming on in Firmino's place.

The striker, who is being gradually eased in by Jurgen Klopp, is expected to replace Firmino, but Van Dijk says he should pay close attention to the Juventus-linked Brazilian while he's still at Anfield.

"He has to just keep working and keep learning. We play in a way that as a striker, you do a lot of defending as well. That's something strikers have to learn," said the Netherlands captain.

"Bobby obviously mastered it and I think he's one of the best ones in that position to do it.

"For Darwin to learn from Bobby, but also bring his own qualities into the game with runs in behind, mixing it up, it's good. He can mix it up, and he can defend from the front."

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