Likewise, Nunez wears No.11 for Uruguay and is likely to do so again at the World Cup in Qatar later this year. But as Liverpool fans will know, that iconic number belongs to Kop legend Mohamed Salah, who still has another year left to run on his contract — leaving Nunez with only a handful of realistic options to choose from.
Amongst the current numbers left vacant, the No.2 jersey, along with 16 and 19, are currently available for Nunez to choose from. If he preferred to match the shirt to his age, he could easily take the No.22 shirt. After that, numbers 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31 are all free to take.
Alternatively, the South American star could decide to go back to his roots. After starting his career with Penarol in his native Uruguay, Nunez wore 24 and 29 in the early stages of his development as a youngster, so for sentimental reasons he may be tempted to stick to something more familiar. But as he prepares for his Merseyside arrival, only Nunez knows which number he will be holding up on the back of his shirt when he is officially unveiled.