Michael Owen has showered praise on Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez, hailing him as an “unbelievable” player.
The former Reds striker turned popular pundit, however, feels that the 24-year-old striker is ” rough around the edges”, but the potential is there for everyone to see.
Nunez scored the second goal for Liverpool as they defeated AFC Bournemouth 2-1 in the Carabao Cup to book a place in the quarter-final where they will face West Ham.
Cody Gakpo scored the opening goal for the Reds, but it was Nunez who stole the show with a top-class finish at the Vitality Stadium.
“That goal from Darwin Nunez on Tuesday night sums him up at this stage of his career. There’s an unbelievable player in there somewhere but he’s still so rough around the edges,” wrote Owen on Twitter.
That goal from Darwin Nunez on Tuesday night sums him up at this stage of his career. There’s an unbelievable player in there somewhere but he’s still so rough around the edges.
— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) November 2, 2023
Liverpool paid a massive fee of around £64m last summer to land Nunez. The Uruguayan striker scored 15 goals in all competitions last season but the Reds expected more from him.
He has missed a lot of clear-cut chances but Liverpool definitely feel that he can justify his price tag. This season he has managed seven goals and four assists in all competitions and is averaging a goal involvement every 55 minutes for Liverpool this season.
We are already witnessing an improvement in Nunez’s game this season, and his finishing has improved a lot. He has been brilliant with his off-the-ball movement and hopefully, he can play a big role for the club as they look to challenge for all major trophies.
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