Nunez’s signing could help facilitate Sadio Mane’s move to Bayern Munich, with Liverpool adamant they wanted to recruit a replacement before selling the Senegalese, though the German champions are yet to meet their £42 million asking price.
Nunez struck 34 times for Benfica last season, finishing as the top scorer in the Portuguese league and finding the net in both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp praised him after his goal at Anfield, saying: “Extremely good-looking boy, eh? And a decent player as well. Really good, really good, you have to say: physically strong, quick, plus calm around his finish, when he finished the goal off he was really calm. If he stays healthy it’s a big career ahead of him.”
Nunez is set to become the second forward Liverpool have signed from Portugal in 2022,