Why Darwin Nunez will succeed at Liverpool

There are a lot of question marks over the signing of Darwin Nunez, but here is why I think he'll succeed at Liverpool.

The main talking point about the Nunez signing is the price tag (€100 million). I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried about it, but it's not as big of a deal as opposition fans are making it out to be.

Nunez is 22-years-old and the transfer market has been lacking young out-and-out strikers in recent years.

The only notable one who was up for sale was Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, who has completed a move to Manchester City.

Comparing that transfer to Nunez, the Citizens are paying a hell of a lot more money than Liverpool.

Yes, the transfer fee might be a bit high but Pep Guardiola's side had to pay £70 million in agent and family fees. They're also paying Haaland £375k per week. The Reds on the other hand are only paying the Uruguayan £140k per week.

It's still a lot of money, however, if you want the best players, then you need to pay the big bucks.

The one thing that has really stuck out to me is Jurgen Klopp's faith in Nunez already. As we know, the German doesn't like spending money, but when he has to, he will.

Take the transfers of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker for example. When the German coughs up a lot of money, the signings usually don't fail. Hopefully this is the case with Nunez.

When the striker signed, Klopp spoke about the 22-year-olds passion to get better, something the German values a lot in a player.


In his first interview as a Liverpool player, Nunez impressed a lot of people with how mature he came across despite his age.

When asked if he feels the pressure, he said that he doesn't feel it and he's ready to win trophies with Liverpool.

"No, I don't feel any added pressure at all," he told the club's official website.

"I went to Benfica and they asked me the same question then. I don't think a player has to feel this type of pressure, a player has to feel his own pressure that he puts on himself.

"I don't feel pressured by anything or anybody, I think the only pressure on a player comes from within to ensure things go well. So, no extra pressure.

"I think I must have been performing pretty well to find myself at Liverpool. I want to make sure that I keep performing well, keep on the right path and don't deviate from that path, while always remaining humble and keeping my feet on the ground."

The mentality this young man has is impressive. When I watched him speak, I felt like I was watching a seasoned veteran of the game.

He oozes calmness. If he can continue his Benfica form, where he scored 34 goals in all competitions last season, then there's no doubt he will succeed with the Reds.

This is also the perfect environment for the Uruguayan to come into. We have a lot of people who speak Spanish and Portuguese in our squad, so he won't feel alone in the dressing room.

We also are currently going through a rebuild, so there is a perfect mix of youngsters and players who have been there and won everything.

His physicality, height, dribbling and speed is going to mean he will be able to adapt very well to the Premier League.

Hopefully he hits the ground running in a Liverpool shirt next season!

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