Liverpool’s £140k-a-week star, Darwin Nunez, was brought in not only for immediate impact but also with a focus on his long-term potential, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Shet
Liverpool’s £140k-a-week star, Darwin Nunez, was brought in not only for immediate impact but also with a focus on his long-term potential, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth. Since his arrival at Anfield, Nunez has faced criticism, but it takes time to adjust to a new league.
Nunez joined Liverpool at the start of the season for a club-record fee of £85m, as reported by Sky Sports. The high price tag inevitably brings expectations, but it’s challenging for a young player to adapt to a new country, culture, and style of football in a short span of time.
Liverpool’s challenging season may have intensified the pressure on Nunez, but with the addition of Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window, some of that pressure has eased.
Despite not meeting the anticipated level, Jurgen Klopp has stated that Nunez would have scored goals if the team had performed better this season. Klopp believes that adjusting to a team that is not clicking is particularly difficult for a striker. Even so, Nunez has managed to score 15 goals, which is noteworthy considering the circumstances.
Sheth emphasizes that Nunez was not solely signed for immediate impact but also for his future potential. It’s unrealistic to expect every player coming from another country and league to immediately excel, except for exceptional cases like Erling Haaland.
Nunez’s performance this season has been marked by missing big chances, second only to Haaland in the Premier League. Improving his finishing is an area of focus for him. While Nunez has scored only nine goals in 29 Premier League games, it’s important to consider that this season is about adaptation and settling into English football.