Luis Suarez makes Liverpool prediction and talks about Darwin Nunez ‘mistake’ post-Uruguay’s pre-World Cup training
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez recently spoke with current Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez about their upcoming World Cup and playing for Liverpool.
Luis Suarez being the mentor of the new Liverpool star striker Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunez and Luis Suarez have acknowledged they speak often. It is in the hopes that Nunez won’t make the same mistakes as Suarez did while playing at Anfield.
In January 2011, Suarez transferred from Ajax to Liverpool on the final day of the transfer window. It was only hours after Fernando Torres did a record trade to Chelsea.
Suarez’s time at the club was full of controversy. He was given a 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. It was just two years after being found guilty of abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra in April 2011.
Nunez to follow the footsteps of El Pistolero?
The 35-year-old speaks about his displeasure at how he feels he was a subject of the target during his three and a half years in England. Especially after leaving the Reds and completing a dream transfer to La Liga powerhouses Barcelona in 2014.
But now, 11 years later, the ex-favorite of the Liverpool supporters has said he is prepared to give his insights from his extensive time in the Premier League in the hopes that Nunez won’t make the same “mistakes” he made.
“Nunez is now playing for Liverpool like I knew he would. He has exploded – and I am sure there will be many goals and trophies for him there. I speak with him regularly. I want him to help him, for him to learn from my mistakes.”
Nunez, the third Uruguayan to play for the Reds. He followed in the footsteps of his compatriot in a move that might wind up costing the team a record £85 million. During a two-year tenure at Liga Primera powerhouse Benfica, the 23-year-old made an impression.
Nunez had a challenging beginning in Merseyside. Has received a red card for headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen during his debut start for the club.
Even after serving his ban and spending some time to adjust to Klopp’s style of play both with and without the ball, the 23-year-old faced unfair judgments on social media, leading to his premature failure. In the following weeks and months, he has been eager to refute it, though.
Nunez has scored seven goals in 10 games for the Reds since scoring against Arsenal in early October. He has been used as a left winger by Liverpool manager Klopp in recent weeks. And he is anticipated to feature for Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar.
Luis Suarez makes World Cup comments
The former Liverpool striker said
“You always want to do well at a World Cup,”
added Suarez, previewing La Celeste’s chance of winning a third World Cup.
“But for many of us, we are realistic and know this will probably be our final appearances in the competition.”
“Myself, Cavani, Godin, 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 yet.”
“It is always hard to talk about favourites – but of course, it is our dream to reach the final and I think South American teams will be strong in the tournament. There is Brazil, of course, but Argentina is very strong as well.”
In Group H, Uruguay will play North Korea on Thursday before contesting with Portugal and Ghana.