“I’ve got a thing for Nunez” – Former Arsenal defender confident in Uruguay striker’s development

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"I’ve got a thing for Nunez" - Former Arsenal defender confident in Uruguay striker's developmentTeam

Liverpool won the League Cup and FA Cup a season ago. After winning all the major titles, Sadio Mane decided to leave Anfield and departed for the Bundesliga.

As a sort of a replacement, Liverpool has cast a white flag on Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez. The young striker, who scored an explosive number of goals in his second season at Benfica, was acquired for the highest price in history, but his first year at Liverpool was disappointing.

The 24-year-old forward scored 15 goals throughout the season, but missed many opportunities, including a number of one-on-ones with the goalkeeper. Lee Dixon, a former Arsenal defender, expressed his liking for the player, saying he expects him to develop into a good player in the future.

“I’ve got a thing for Nunez, I think he’s going to be good. I do. I like Gakpo as well.

“I also like Diaz. So, Diaz, Nunez and Salah, that’s what I’d go. But all good sides, you’ve got to be able to mix it about a bit.”

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He has been under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp at club and Marcelo Bielsa at national team. He has been learning from the greats on a daily basis, and one gets the impression that his composure in front of goal has improved as well.

Against Newcastle, he played a key role in the comeback, scoring two goals in the middle of the game.

In terms of numbers, we would like to see him score at least five goals in the Europa League while scoring in double figures in the Premier League. 

Can the former Benfica forward shake off the second-year jinx and have his moment of awakening at Anfield?

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