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Nunez questioned whether he can handle replacing Mane at Liverpool

Liverpool will need an instant impact from Darwin Nunez if they're to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.

That's according to Charlie Austin, who is leaving QPR for Brisbane Roar.

He told talkSPORT: “It's a big ask to replace him (Sadio Mane). Nunez has come into replace him and he's got to hit the ground running straight away.

"Liverpool can't afford to drop points or start slowly compared to Man City.

"They've just signed (Erling) Haaland who's arguably the best centre-forward in the world at the moment, so it's going to be interesting."

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