After a tough start to the 22-23 campaign, Nunez finally feels Liverpool as his home. According to the Athletic, the 23-year-old striker is feeling more at ease with his surroundings and now he has settled.
Nunez ready to resume
The Uruguayan has joined Liverpool from Benfica at a club-record fee of £85M. LFC manager Jurgen Klopp is very fond of the youngster.
Last season Nunez scored 26 goals and gave 4 assists out of 28 matches played in a Benfica shirt. The South American striker started his senior appearances way back in 2019 in Almeria. Back then he was an occasional goal scorer. He ended his 19-20 campaign with 16 goals in 32 games. His form attracts the attention of Portuguese giants Benfica.
Darwin’s 2020-21 campaign ended with 14 goals in all competitions. He showcased his potential way back in the 2021-22 season. The young lad from Artigas had scored 34 goals in all competitions. Out of which 26 came from just 28 Primeira Liga appearances. Moreover, he was also the leading scorer in the league.
Rise of the new Cavani
Nunez’s best performance was seen in the Champions League quarter-final stage against the Merseyside giants. His two impressive goals doesn’t earn Benfica the victory but certainly grabbed the German’s attention.
His introduction wasn’t a panic buy but a strategic decision, taken by both management and Klopp. Nunez started his Reds journey with a banger. He stepped off the bench and scored the winning goal in the final against rivals Man City in the Community Shield match. He has scored 5 goals and assisted 2 out of 10 matches he has played for the Merseyside.
Time to answer
Darwin has not been in poor form, but fans demand more from the striker. Especially after Man City’s Erling Haaland’s inhuman form. After a disappointing World Cup campaign, the Liverpool star returned in Red’s shirt against AC Milan at Dubai Super Cup.
His form is crucial for Liverpool as they are going to face the sky blues in Carabao Cup. Will Darwin show his true potential or Haaland is going to dominate at Anfield?