Micah Richards was stunned by the reveal of a star striker who rejected the Liverpool move this summer.
Micah Richards is amazed by the staggering stats of the striker
Erling Haaland reportedly turned down the chance to sign with Liverpool this past summer. Alfe, the striker’s father, said that the Reds were on the shortlist of prospective destinations for the striker during the summer window through The Telegraph, as reported by HITC Sport.
In the end, Haaland decided to work with Pep Guardiola, and what a wise choice that is turning out to be.
The Norwegian international has scored an astounding 14 goals in nine Premier League and Champions League matches since joining to the Etihad. His dominance was there until missing an easy opportunity to score versus Liverpool in the Community Shield loss.
Micah Richards is certain there is much more to come from the Uruguayan. However, he is astounded by the stats that the tall marksman is putting up so far. Darwin Nunez was signed by Jurgen Klopp in a club-record £85 million deal. And this season was touted as an interesting subplot. So far Haaland is winning that battle quite comfortably.
The future of Darwin Nunez in the Anfield
It is uncertain whether Haaland was indeed Liverpool’s top choice, even before Nunez. But it’s safe to infer that some kind of offer was made given the young marksman’s consideration to join them.
Nunez has only scored twice for the Reds so far. However, Richards does think that the Uruguayan has enough potential as he believes that the 23-year-old will improve.
In 41 games last season, Nunez scored 34 goals, demonstrating his dependability and availability. This is crucial. You want to be able to count on your dazzling new acquisition to be healthy enough to play in crucial matches.
With his 6’2″ height, he poses a significant aerial danger. And accurate crosses from Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold may break records. Nunez signed a six-year contract, depicting Jurgen Klopp’s belief that the striker would reach his top levels and be with the team for many years to come.