Darwin Núñez is Liverpool’s new number 9. Image: @LFC/twitter

Liverpool unveil their new number 9 after Firmino’s departure

The number nine has been worn by some of Liverpool’s greatest players, including Fernando Torres and Bobby Firmino.


Darwin Núñez is Liverpool’s new number 9. Image: @LFC/twitter

Darwin Nunez will wear the No.9 jersey for Liverpool ahead of the 2023-24 season.

On Thursday, the club announced fans who have already purchased the new 2023-24 home and away jerseys printed with the name ‘Darwin’ and the number ‘27’ will be reimbursed by Nunez with a like-for-like exchange for a ‘Darwin 9’ shirt.

The number nine has been worn by some of the Liverpool’s greatest players, including Robbie Fowler, Fernando Torres and Roberto Firmino, who left Liverpool two months ago.

Liverpool has a new jersey number nine

The striker has now officially switched to the famous shirt number ahead of the 2023-24 campaign, having worn 27 during his first season at Anfield after joining last summer.

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“I’m really happy to wear number nine. And I’m very proud too,”Nunez told

“Honestly, previously other players represented this number really well and now it’s my turn to wear it. And I hope that everything goes well.

“I hope I’m able to represent it the best way just as the previous players did. And hopefully this is for many years and that it brings a lot of joy too,” said the Liverpool foward.

Nunez has struggled to find his feet since arriving from Benfica last year. The 24-year-old Uruguan forward was bought for a fee of €75 million plus €25 million in add-ons as a replacement for Sadio Mane.

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In his first season, he scored 15 goals in 42 appearance for the Reds but could have at least scored 20-25 goals had he been more clinical in front of goals.

Liverpool kick-off their season against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 13 August.

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