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Trent Alexander-Arnold thinks Darwin Nunez’s goals will come ‘like London buses’

Trent Alexander-Arnold has defended new Liverpool team-mate Darwin Nunez from criticism just two pre-season friendlies in his Reds career.

The Uruguayan joined Liverpool from Benfica in the summer in a deal that could reach €100m if the conditional clauses are met.

Following Sadio Mane’s departure to Bayern Munich, Nunez will no doubt have to help fill the void left by the Senegal striker, although he has looked understandably rusty in Liverpool’s pre-season games against Manchester United and Crystal Palace this week.

But Alexander-Arnold jumped to Nunez’s defense and insisted the goals will come when it matters most.

“[Nunez] is still learning how we play, we’re learning how he plays, and soon we’ll have that connection,” he said. LFCTV.

“I’m sure we can provide him with the ball to score goals. You can see he’s eager for that first goal, but I’m sure once he arrives it will be like the London buses.

“We will support him. Obviously today [against Palace]playing with him, you know for starters that No. 9 move he has, the runs he makes, where he wants the ball.

“It’s just about finding that connection and pretty soon everything will be fine for us.”