The expensive newcomer of Liverpool was ridiculed in social networks. Klopp even had to make excuses

Sergey Sorokin

Sergey Sorokin

Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez’s misses are becoming memes – the Uruguayan is already being compared to Andy Carroll.

The transfer of striker Darwin Nunez to Liverpool is one of the most expensive transfers of the current off-season. Authoritative sports journalist Fabrizio Romano said that the striker moved to the Premier League from Benfica for € 80 million, another € 20 million are provided in the form of various bonuses. But before the start of the season, the player frankly disappoints Liverpool fans, for which he was ridiculed on social networks.




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Liverpool went on a pre-season tour and began preparations for friendly matches. And at the very first open training in Bangkok, Nunez entertained the audience. First, he launched the ball from a few meters above the gate after a cross, then he missed the target from a place, and after a pass from a partner he could not receive the ball at all. Social networks immediately “exploded”: in the most harmless comments, he was compared to former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, who will forever be remembered by fans for his misses.

Nunez’s misadventures continued the very next day, when Liverpool played a friendly against Manchester United. A 0-4 defeat is not so critical, given the number of players that Klopp has used. But Darwin managed to distinguish himself with a minus sign. The ball bounced right into the center of the Manchester United penalty area after hitting the post, and the attacker faced an empty net, and the striker launched the ball into the sky.

Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez

Photo: Andrew Powell/Getty Images

A new match with Crystal Palace (2:0) could help Nunez justify himself in the eyes of the fans. But the situation only got worse. Darwin was enchantingly unlucky, he did not hit the ball from advantageous positions and threw it on the opponent’s leg. And the most comical moment came later, when Nunez sent the ball into touch, trying to make a pass to five meters. After that, Liverpool fans even stopped laughing, and such comments began to appear more and more often on social networks: “Tree”, “Failure of the year”, “Give us back our money”.

Even the head coach had to make excuses – Jurgen Klopp stood up for Nunez. He urged to be calmer to the first exits of the striker on the field.

Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool head coach

“Darwin has been training with Liverpool for only a few days, and in the first training sessions he earned huge calluses on his feet. I think this has happened to everyone: professional footballers feel the same way as you – it hurts a lot. I guarantee this isn’t Darwin’s latest blunder. All attackers hit wide. It is more important to find such chances – and now you can work with this.”

It is really difficult for the 23-year-old striker at the new club. But do not forget that he also came to Benfica in the status of the most expensive transfer in the history of Portuguese football – they paid € 34 million for him. And in two seasons, the forward played 84 matches, scored 47 goals and gave 16 assists. Therefore, Nunes will definitely need time to adapt to Liverpool.



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Darwin himself has so far reacted quite calmly to criticism. He left one message on social networks: photos in the form of “Liverpool” with the caption “steadiness” and added a smiley face calling for silence.

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