Micheal Owen insists Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez should not be written off after slow start
‘I don’t think he did anything wrong’: Michael Owen defends Darwin Nunez after signing £85million in Liverpool’s 7-1 thump from Rangers after his slow start… as Reds legend insists the attacker should not have been ‘written off’
- Michael Owen defends Darwin Nunez after striker scored against Rangers
- The Uruguayan has been criticized since his £85million arrival in the summer
- Nunez has now scored for the first time in back-to-back games for Liverpool
- Owen doesn’t think Nunez did ‘anything wrong’ amid people who doubt him
Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez was defended by former club striker Michael Owen, who insisted signing the record didn’t do much wrong.
Nunez was on the scoresheet for the Reds in their 7-1 defeat to Rangers in the Champions League clash when he confirmed his goal against Arsenal in the Premier League over the weekend.
Manager Jurgen Klopp spent a lot of money on Nunez to bring him to the club in the summer in a deal that could reach a club record £85million.
Darwin Nunez is starting to show his best form as he has scored twice in two games
Nunez has previously admitted that he has struggled with the language barrier since moving
The Uruguayan international has been backed as a Premier League hit, as has Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who joined the Etihad-based club on a £51 million transfer.
Haaland was in sensational form, scoring 20 goals in 13 games in all competitions, while Nunez scored four goals in 10 games and was shown a red card for a headbutt to Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen in August.
Although Nunez has recently admitted that he has struggled with the language since moving to England and that he sometimes doesn’t even understand Klopp.
But things are looking good for the former Benfica man as he has scored in back-to-back games and now ex-Liverpool striker Owen has defended him.
Michael Owen has urged people not to write off Nunez so soon after starting at Liverpool
He told BT Sport: “A lot of people write him off or say, ‘Ooh, I’m not sure about the new Liverpool signing”.
“I don’t think he’s done anything wrong for Liverpool so far, he scored against Arsenal, he played well against Rangers, lots of opportunities.
‘We talk about time, [Roberto] Firminos had enough, cool in front of goal. He scored against Arsenal, we know all about him, just a touch of class.’
Fans will hope Owen is right as the club is currently languishing in 10th place – 14 points behind leaders Arsenal – in the Premier League and Nunez can continue hitting the back of the net to put the club back on the table to get .