Luis Suarez has reacted to Darwin Nunez’s first ever Anfield goal for Liverpool last night.
The Reds new No.27 powered home a lovely header to give Liverpool the three points against West Ham United. And after he took to Instagram to express his joy at the goal, Suarez left Nunez a message of congratulations.
The first of many, scorer! Keep it up and enjoy an amazing stadium and atmosphere!” wrote the former Reds hero.
Judging by the way he harried the West Ham defenders yesterday evening, Suarez’s words look like a decent prediction.
Darwin begins his Anfield story
Nunez is slowly starting to earn himself something approaching cult status at Liverpool. That might sound like an exaggeration just a couple of months into his stay on Merseyside, but it doesn’t feel like it is.
The way he gives absolutely everything on the pitch is a sure-fire way for a player to get supporters to respond to them. But that also has to be backed up with quality.
In Nunez’s case, he has that by the bucket full. Unfortunately for him, he does also seem to have a tendency to mix the mesmerising with the ridiculous.
Sublime touches seem to be regularly followed with heavy ones. Sharp through balls often proceed horrendous decision-making.
But that’s just Nunez. The Anfield crowd are learning quickly of the 23-year-old’s quirks, and they’re going to love him for it, you can just tell.
If he keeps finishing off crosses in the manner in which he did last night, then that’s an absolute certainty. The ball from Kostas Tsimikas was delightful, but there was still a fair bit of work to be done.
Darwin made it look easy, though. Just as he’d made the two blistering strikes off his weaker foot look simple earlier on in the game. On another day, he could have had a brilliant hat-trick.
Things are starting to click for the Uruguayan now. As Liverpool settle into their new system and, finally, into the season, it feels as though there’s no limit to what Nunez could achieve. Just like Suarez before him, Liverpool have another centre-forward to marvel at.