Ex-Liverpool star strongly defends Reds ahead Darwin Nunez

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Michael Owen has defended Liverpool ahead Darwin Nunez after many questioned the power of the Uruguayan following his sluggish begin to life at Anfield.

The previous Benfica ahead netted twice and registered an help in his first two aggressive outings however was then despatched off on his dwelling debut for head butting Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen.

The 23-year-old now has two targets in his final two appearances, nevertheless, and is displaying indicators of settling down at his new membership – this had led Former Crimson Owen to elucidate that Nunez has completed nothing flawed since arriving on Merseyside.

“Lots of people are writing him off or saying, ‘Ooh, I’m unsure about Liverpool’s new signing’,” Owen advised BT Sport (through the Metro).

“I don’t suppose he’s completed something flawed for Liverpool to this point, he scored in opposition to Arsenal, he performed high quality in opposition to Rangers – a number of possibilities.

“We discuss time, [Roberto] Firmino’s had loads, cool in entrance of purpose. He scored in opposition to Arsenal, we all know all about him, only a contact of sophistication.”

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We perceive that the Uruguay worldwide has not hit the bottom working in a Crimson shirt but it surely’s necessary to do not forget that the striker is adjusting to a brand new membership in a brand new league while additionally studying the way to converse English and talk with the remainder of his workforce.

In equity to Nunez, he’s averaging a purpose contribution each different recreation and took his targets on the Emirates and at Ibrox final night time very properly.

Jurgen Klopp clearly felt that the £64m splashed on the ahead earlier this yr was price it and we imagine it’s solely a matter of time earlier than we see him firing on all cylinders.

He shall be hungry for extra minutes after we welcome Manchester Metropolis to Anfield on Sunday the place the Premier League’s prime goalscorer Erling Haaland shall be in motion.

The Norwegian has scored 15 league targets already this time period and protecting him quiet shall be a troublesome activity on the weekend.

Let’s hope for an enormous efficiency from the lads to essentially lay down a marker and kickstart out league marketing campaign.

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