Former Liverpool forward unsure whether current Liverpool star is ready to play as a striker yet

Emile Heskey is unsure on the suitability of Liverpool’s forward in a central role.

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The Merseyside club now have a plethora of forward options now, and Klopp and his team have been tasked to fitting them all into a front line in their optimal positions.

We have often seen Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah occupying both wings, with Dutch star Cody Gakpo deployed in the central hub.

And it’s worked, to an extent.

All three players were involved in the series of goals that Liverpool handed to their rivals Manchester United, last Sunday.

Emile Heskey has chimed in to discuss Darwin Nunez and his suitability to the number 9 role at Liverpool.

Speaking on the No Tippy Tappy Football Podcast, Heskey gave his view on Nunez.

“As strikers, Nunez I think he’s better on the wing. For me, personally I’m not sure he’s ready to deal with his back to goal right now in the Premier League. Give him the ball so he’s facing the goal and I don’t think there’s many who can stop him he’s so quick and direct and now he’s coming into his own where he’s getting his head up as well and looking at sliding players in,” the former England striker said.

Nunez is still in his early years at Anfield and will have ample time to progress into a brilliant, free-scoring front man,man,man, but the South American’s best position is still yet to be cemented.

Gakpo, since his arrival, seems to offer the most with his back to goal, while allowing Nunez to flourish alongside him on the left, so this may well be the idea that Klopp resumes until problems crop up.

The Uruguayan is unique and only fits in a streamlined system, but as of late, Klopp seems to be getting his money’s worth out of him.

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