“Liverpool needed him here” -Watch jurgen klopp sent Darwin Nunez message as he makes final decision on his preferred Striker between Firmino and Darwin Nunez
Even though Liverpool’s Premier League debut against Fulham didn’t go as planned, without Darwin Nunez’s efforts, things could have been much worse.
With his team down 1-0, Liverpool’s £85 million summer acquisition came off the bench, leveled the score, and then found Mohamed Salah for the Reds’ second equalizer.
Apart than Nunez’s cameo, Liverpool’s performance was lackluster; they have now lost to Fulham in three straight league games.
Ian Doyle of The Echo predicts that Nunez will need to be used immediately by Jurgen Klopp.
”A goal and an assist of sorts in both, Nunez couldn’t have done more from the bench in his opening two games. Firmino’s starting position is already looking precarious.
“Liverpool weren’t prepared for this afternoon. But, as Klopp said before the game, Nunez is ready for the Premier League. The Reds can’t keep him on the bench for much longer.”
GOAL‘s Neil Jones believes the Darwin Nunez still has some adjusting to do, but his potential is there for all to see.
“His ability to create chaos in and around the penalty area is already clear.
“He can tidy himself up, for sure, and will need time to read his team-mates’ moves and tendencies, but Nunez’s potential is huge.
“Liverpool needed him here.”
The Independent‘s Miguel Delaney pointed out how Nunez’s introduction also brought joy for Salah.
“In contrast to Firmino often disappearing and appearing into space, Nunez offered a gravitational pull all of his own.
“He attracted the ball every time, but also three Fulham defenders. That had the multiplying effect of also freeing Salah, which was were that equaliser came from.”
A particular Match of the Day host also gave the Uruguayan plaudits, stating that he will score plenty of goals for the Reds.