“He’s scored goals in big games, scored in the Champions League against Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, the best teams and the best defences. And even though he’s raw, there is clearly goalscoring quality within his play," he said.
“To me, that is what Liverpool need. They’ve been brilliant this past year, unbelievable. But you look at the biggest games and they didn’t always have that goalscoring edge. The Champions League final against Madrid was a game they should have won.
“But they didn’t because of missed chances. Nunez could eventually be that striker to convert those chances. With the raw quality Nunez has, he could be really exciting as he develops. To me, it seems like a sensible plan to replace Sadio Mane with him.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
Paying €100 million for Nunez is definitely a risk. However, it is a risk that Liverpool need to take due to the circumstances.
As long as he listens to Klopp, he should do well.
Opposition fans will expect him to score 30 goals next season due to his price tag. But, I'd be happy if he found the back of the net on 15 occasions next campaign, as he will need time to adjust to a new culture/league.
Whatever happens, the future looks very exciting for Liverpool's forward line.