Darwin Nunez’s squad number could change as ‘exclusive’ Liverpool list explained

Liverpool could find themselves with a new number nine this summer following claims on social media that Darwin Nunez is set to inherit the famous shirt.

Roberto Firmino’s exit this summer has made the number available again, with the Brazilian adorning it ever since Mohamed Salah joined the club in the summer of 2017.

Having worn the shirt for Benfica, it would be no surprise if Nunez did indeed change his number for the new season. Wearing number 27 in his first campaign at Anfield, he would also not be the first striker to choose such a number in the absence of an available number nine, due to two and seven adding up to nine.

Of course, with the famous number seven and eight jerseys also available, Nunez might not be the only player who could switch numbers this summer. Luis Diaz to succeed James Milner, anyone?

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Some shirt numbers mean the world to players, with Alexis Mac Allister ditching number eight to take ownership of number 10 at Liverpool. Wearing it at Brighton and earlier in his career, its significance is clear to the Argentina international considering he hails from a country that produced two of the best number 10s the game has ever seen in Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi .

Of course, other players are not so worried. Jamie Carragher and Trent Alexander-Arnold first got 23 and 66 respectively, and those were the numbers they stuck to as the pair became synonymous with such figures.

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