The former Liverpool defender prefers Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Darwin Nunez

The former Liverpool defender prefers Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Darwin Nunez Transfers

Uruguayan international Darwin Nunez replaced Senegalese international Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s front line during last summer’s transfer window. Last season, Nunez was criticized for missing many chances, including a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

This season, while he has been getting results at the club, such as scoring the equalizer and the game-winner against Newcastle from midway through the game, he has also been impressing for the Uruguayan national team under Marcelo Bielsa, and recently went on a rampage against Brazil, scoring a goal and assisting on a goal.

He has been taught by two great generals and is gradually improving in his second season. During his time at Benfica, he jumped the second-year jinx and scored a large number of goals, and while he is expected to follow a similar career at Anfield, former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique said that Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a better fit for the Reds.

“Obviously, Liverpool fans are not going to like hearing this from me, but with both Darwin Nunez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin fully fit, I think I would take Calvert-Lewin,”

“People seem to forget how good Calvert-Lewin is when he’s fully fit – he’s an excellent player. The way I see it – put Darwin Nunez in any world-class teams in the world and I don’t think he’s starts for most of them. However, if Calvert-Lewin could keep himself fit, I really believe he could be a starting number nine for a world class team, that’s the kind of level I see from him.”

“Even when Darwin Nunez is scoring goals for Liverpool, I still have my doubts about him as a player under Jurgen Klopp. I love him and think he would do well for loads of other teams who play counter-attacking football – he’s outstanding for that – but for a team that presses a lot like Liverpool do, I’m not so sure.”

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