Jamie Carragher makes interesting consistency claim about Darwin Nuñez

Jamie Carragher has said he doesn't believe Darwin Nuñez will ever become a consistent goalscorer for Liverpool, but the striker remains a 'handful' for opposition defences.

The Reds' No. 9 scored twice in the second half of the 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, taking his seasonal tally to ten in all competitions.

Despite an impressive goal contribution total overall, Nuñez's finishing has been the subject of constant debate, with the Uruguayan only scoring once in 16 prior to the double at the Vitality Stadium.

Asked whether Nuñez may now find some regular form following his impressive showing, Liverpool legend Carragher predicted the striker's nature makes that unlikely.

"I don’t think he does [settle into form]," Carragher told Sky Sports. "This is Darwin Nunez, it’s who he is.

Jamie Carragher - Pro Shots.

Jamie Carragher - Pro Shots.

"I don’t think he’ll change too much, he’ll have games like today where he scores twice and then he might miss a sitter against Fulham in midweek. But I’ve always called him 'captain chaos' because he’ll pop up with goals but at the same time he has a sheer physical power that makes defenders not want to play against him every week.

"Eighteen months in, I don’t think we’ll see anything different with Nunez, he is what he is, and he’s a right handful. He’ll miss chances like all strikers do, but a good attacker isn’t just about scoring goals - there’s a lot more about it than that and he’s got some of those other skills in abundance."

Meanwhile, former Premier League striker Jermain Defoe hailed Nuñez after the game, calling the 24-year-old forward 'relentless'.

Defoe told Premier League Productions: “He is one of those players who just keeps on going. Just relentless in his running. He seemed really confident. He is sharp, at the minute. You always know that he is going to get chances.

“We say that we would like to see him get goals, but today I thought everything that he did was really good.”

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