Ian Wright predicted the future of Darwin Nunez this week. The Liverpool striker has had a mixed go of things since moving to Anfield.
Ian Wright believes Darwin Nunez will become a star player for Liverpool – things have just stalled for him a bit. The Uruguayan started life on Merseyside very well but struggled in recent weeks.
Wright was talking before Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal and addressed some comments by Jurgen Klopp. The Reds’ boss says that Nunez is thriving in training right now.
“He needs to calm himself down, but his movements are exceptional,” said Klopp, per the Mirror. “If you could see him finishing in training, you’d think ‘oh my God!’”.
And Wright thinks that’s encouraging. All Nunez needs, he says, is a couple of games where things go right.
“If he’s doing that in training, all he needs is a couple of things to go well for him in the game,” he told Premier League Productions. “Nick a couple of goals and he’ll probably be off [and running] as well.
They paid all of that money for him and Liverpool don’t normally get it wrong. He’s a quality player but it’s just stalled for him.”
Ian Wright predicts bright future of Darwin Nunez
Wright said this before Arsenal v Liverpool and it turned out to be a game in which Nunez shone. The Uruguayan wasn’t perfect but his running threatened the Gunners all game long. And he got Liverpool’s first goal, of course.
Gary Neville picked Nunez out as the one real danger in the Liverpool side. We’d go along with that. The 23-year-old can be relentless with his physicality and it was on show at the Emirates.
Thus Wright is almost certainly on the money here. Nunez is doing so many things right and just needs luck on his side a couple of times. On another day, he’d have had two here and three in midweek. Only an inspired Alan McGregor stopped the latter.
We’re encouraged, then. Once Nunez has things click into place, he’ll be that ‘quality’ player Wright talks of.