Liverpool’s “chaotic” striker Darwin Nunez will have the utmost support from his manager Jurgen Klopp, who “will do everything he can” to “help him find his place in English football.”
That is according to Dean Jones, who believes that the German’s guidance could be crucial in helping the Uruguayan striker to settle into the Premier League.
What’s the word?
Whilst the journalist admits that Nunez is a complete danger to defenders and makes things “chaotic”, he does feel that the 23-year-old needs to bring greater focus to his game.
The former Benfica talisman has featured just three times in all competitions since his Anfield debut which saw him sent off for a needless headbutt on Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “He needs to completely focus on his game. He does cause problems for defenders, things are chaotic when he’s around, and Klopp will do everything he can to help him find his place in English football.”
“Does cause problems”
Occupying the style of a typical number nine, it is fair to say that Nunez’s presence alone can cause major problems for opposition defenders.
The contrast between ‘false nine’ Roberto Firmino and the Uruguayan is staggering in this regard.
Whilst there is a place for both, depending on the style of the opposition, Nunez brings a sense of gravity which lures multiple and nearby defenders into orbit, thus creating a plethora of space for the wide men in which to operate.
Of course, it is worth noting that the 23-year-old has not flopped at Anfield – far from it – with a record of one goal and one assist in three Premier League games so far, along with scoring in the Community Shield.
His prosperous 2021/22 season with Benfica – which saw him rack up 38 goal contributions in the form of 34 goals and four assists across all competitions – was enough to interest Klopp, who knows well what the striker can bring, having been on the receiving end of two Champions League goals from the Uruguayan last term.
Nunez may well require support and astute man management to thrive in the Premier League, something that Klopp can bring in abundance.
When he gets a renewed opportunity to prove his worrth, he could be up and firing once more. There seems little doubt about that, based on his form over the past 12 months or so.