Marcelo Bielsa shows Liverpool how to get best out of Darwin Nunez after Mourinho transfer approach

Marcelo Bielsa and Darwin Nunez
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Darwin Nunez's future at Liverpool continues to be the subject of debate as the new season nears.

Nunez is currently with the Uruguay squad at the Copa America in the United States and will not return to Merseyside until later this summer. The striker has scored two goals at the tournament so far as Uruguay currently top Group C with one final fixture left to play in the group stages.

Amid Nunez's form for his country, his future at Liverpool continues to generate headlines. The latest speculation concerns the possibility that he could leave Anfield this summer.

According to Turkish news outlet Ajansspor, Fenerbahce are interested in signing Nunez this summer. It has been claimed that the club's new manager, Jose Mourinho, wants to sign Nunez from Liverpool with a loan deal being suggested - though the Reds have no intention of letting him go.

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Liverpool signed Nunez from Benfica two years ago in a deal initially worth £64 million but could potentially rise to £85.5 million with add-ons. The striker has scored 33 goals across his first two seasons with the Reds, and the end of last season saw debate continue around Nunez's long-term future on Merseyside.

In the final weeks of the campaign, Nunez appeared to remove the majority of his Liverpool-related posts from Instagram. This led to rumours that the No.9's long-term future with the Reds may be doubtful.

It seems, though, that Nunez's fortunes for club and country are quite different. The striker has scored 10 goals across his last seven appearances for Uruguay under the guidance of manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Before Bielsa's appointment, Nunez had only scored three goals across his first 16 caps for his country. That form has dramatically improved since the former Leeds United boss took charge as Uruguay manager.

It remains to be seen what new Liverpool head coach Arne Slot has planned for Nunez when he takes charge of pre-season training this month. Nunez will return to the AXA Training Centre later this summer following Uruguay's involvement at the Copa America. At that point, the striker's long-term future is expected to become much clearer.