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.”Grosvenor Sport