• Liverpool signed Darwin Nunez this summer from Benfica
  • The Reds secured Nunez at a club-record fee of $103 million
  • Nunez has netted two goals in two games for Liverpool this term

Liverpool FC's veteran midfielder James Milner has hailed the newest member of the Reds, Darwin Nunez, saying the Uruguayan forward will "have an impact" for a long time.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool boosted their side in the summer by signing Nunez from Benfica at a club-record fee of $103 million. The young forward instantly clicked for the Reds as he scored two goals in as many games. He made his Liverpool debut during their Community Shield game against Manchester City last month.

Nunez came off the bench to net Liverpool's third goal in their 3-1 victory over Pep Guardiola's side at King Power Stadium. Liverpool's new No. 27 also scored in his first Premier League outing last weekend. He was once again a substitute in a 2-2 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The 23-year-old had netted Liverpool's first equalizer before Fulham took lead. Mohamed Salah netted the next equalizer in the 80th minute.

"I think he'll have an impact the whole time he's here, to be honest. Since he's been here, he's [been] impressive on the field, worked hard, makes great runs [and] is desperate to put his head on the ball in the box. If you put a ball in there, he'll do everything he can to get on the end of it – good finisher, both feet and he's different to the other boys up there," Milner told Liverpool's official website.

Nunez has joined Salah, Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz and Harvey Elliot in Klopp's attack for the 2022-23 campaign.

Benfica forward Darwin Nunez is set to sign for Liverpool
Liverpool signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica ahead of the 2022-23 campaign AFP / CARLOS COSTA

Milner, who has a contract until 2023 with the Anfield side, went on to call Nunez a "great addition" to Liverpool and said the Uruguay national will be "fantastic for us."

"You want options up there, you want to cause people problems, you want to have options to play different ways because obviously, teams are going to watch us and try to stop us, so it's important we can do everything. With the options we have up there, I think we have a fantastic mix," added Milner in the same interview.

Liverpool won two trophies last season: FA Cup and League Cup. The Reds lost the Premier League title to Manchester City by a point, while they suffered a 1-0 loss against Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Even though the Reds won the FA Cup and League Cup finals against Chelsea, both wins came via penalties. This means Klopp's side had failed to score in their last three appearances in a final.

Liverpool would want to change that this term. The Reds are next scheduled to host Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Anfield on Aug. 15.