Following the news of Uruguayan Darwin Nunez sign for Liverpool from benfica, critics were quick to evaluate his suitability for the Premier League and whether the attacker would succeed. However, according to talkSPORT Benfica team-mate Adel Taarabt had no doubts, saying Nunez will be ‘100% goals in the Premier League’.
Nunez’ Benfica teammate Adel Taarabt also described the attacker as “an absolute winner”. Taraabt further described Nunez as a mix of legendary Uruguayan strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani who said ‘he can jump, go after, he’s a mix of both’. Taarabt’s knowledge of the Premier League comes from his iconic spells at Tottenham Hotspur and perhaps more particularly Queens Park Rangers, where he stunned fans with his footwork and trickery, suggesting Taarabt knows Nunez has what it takes to be a Premier Become a League great.
Since signing a five-year contract with Benfica in September 2020, Nunez has scored 32 outstanding goals in just 57 appearances for the club. † These incredible stats led Liverpool to make the decision to sign the attacker for an incredible €75million plus add-ons to reach a €100million package. Nunez definitely fits the Premier League style of play, the No. 9 Benfica is a six-foot striker with a great athletic frame and incredible sprint speed. hold the game and challenge defenders.
In addition, the Uruguayan’s signing by Liverpool comes after his sparkling Champions League form this season, where he scored 6 in the league, beating Benfica’s record goals scored by a single person in a Champions League campaign, setting the record of Nuno Mendes in 1998/99. season. Nunez took two against Barcelona, Bayern Munich and most importantly 2 against Liverpool, where his team was eventually beaten 6-4, but in the process showed his future employers what he stood for.
Liverpool’s confirmation of Nunez’s signature comes as they are desperate for attackers as it becomes increasingly likely that their two star players Mo Salah and Sadio Mane will leave the club in the not-too-distant future, as Salah negotiates a verbal agreement with Barcelona to bring him to the club in 2023 and Mane wants to put pen to paper at Bayern Munich this summer.