Luis Suarez is keen to help Darwin Nunez succeed at Liverpool.

Luis Suarez says he speaks to Darwin Nunez “regularly” to try to get his compatriot to succeed at Liverpool.

This summer Nunes followed in Suarez’s footsteps by joining the Premier League club as his Uruguay team-mate did in 2011.

Suarez’s time at Liverpool proved to be very successful, with the striker scoring 82 goals in 133 appearances.

However, he was also involved in a number of controversies which somewhat tarnished his time in England, to the extent that he was happy to leave for Barcelona in 2014.

Nunez’s time at the club started in similar fashion as the 23-year-old began to impress, scoring nine goals in 18 appearances, but also grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons after being sent off for a headbutt on his first start.

Suarez is in regular contact to try and help and make sure the former Benfica player doesn’t make the same mistakes he did.

“Nunez is now playing for Liverpool like I knew he would,” Suarez told the Mirror.

“He has exploded – and I’m sure there will be many goals and trophies for him. I speak to him regularly. I want him to help me, to learn from my mistakes.”

Nunes will be playing in his first World Cup, but for many of his Uruguay teammates such as Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin, it will be their fourth and possibly their last.

Suarez is aware of this and wants to make sure he goes out on a high.

“You always want to do well at the World Cup, but for many of us, we are realistic and know that this will probably be our last appearance in the competition,” he said.

“Me, Cavani, Godden, this will be our last time and we want to make it count. To play in four World Cups is a dream, but we hope this will be the most special one ever.”

“It’s always difficult to talk about favorites – but of course it’s our dream to reach the final and I think the South American teams will be strong in the tournament.”

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