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Van Dijk: Nunez can still improve at Liverpool.

Nunez has the opportunity to learn a lot from Firmino, according to Van Dijk.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes new signing Darwin Nunez can still improve his game as the Uruguay international looks to become the main man upfront at Anfield.

Nunez produced a match-winning display when he came off the bench in Liverpool’s Community Shield victory over Man City on Saturday.

Liverpool started the match against Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens strongly and eventually got their reward through Trent Alexander-Arnold as the right-back’s superb strike glanced over Nathan Ake’s head into the net.

Julian Alvarez came off the bench in the second half to get City back into the game, but, Mohamed Salah scored a penalty eight minutes from time before Nunez’s close-range header handed Liverpool their first Community Shield victory since 2006.

Nunez has opportunity to learn from Firmino

"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," Van Dijk said as the Metro reported.

"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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