Former Liverpool attacker Stewart Downing compares new singing Darwin Nunez to Luis Suarez
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, former England international Stewart Downing made his thoughts known about Darwin Nunez and likened him to former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez. The 27-year-old believes our new signing plays with a South American style.
“I think watching him, the fans will love him. He has that South America style about him.”
“He’s a bit like a Suarez type of player and with the crosses coming in from both sides he is going to thrive on that and the service he is going to get.”
Downing thinks Nunez is a good fit for the Reds and believes the 23-year-old will turn out to be a great signing for Jurgen Klopp. The Uruguayan was bought from Benfica as Sadio Mane was moving to Bayern Munich.
“I just see him fitting in really well and Jurge Klopp very rarely buys players that don’t fit into the way he wants to play. I just think he will be a great signing and he is a lot different to Mane. But you need different ways of playing and different dimensions.”
The 37-year-old is confident that the fans will embrace Nunez and love his style of play. Downing hopes the Uruguayan gets off to a good start, especially at Anfield, to get the crowd on his side.
Following a big-money move from the Portuguese league after scoring 34 goals in 41 appearances for the Eagles, fans will be looking forward to watching Nunez ply his trade in English football.
After letting go of our Senegalese star this summer, expectations around the 23-year-old will be high. But the Uruguayan needs to be given time to adapt to the league. The crowd can’t get on his back.
Confidence is key for any player and having the backing of the manager and the club is essential. Fans will hope Nunez shines, but desires need to be tempered. Hopefully, the striker links up with the attack and creates a bond with our stars in pre-season.
Signing a contract extension recently, Mohamed Salah is the talisman of Klopp’s side and Anfield will gear itself for another goal-filled season. Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota are reliable options for the German boss to rely on, as they’ve shown multiple times.
Roberto Firmino provides a different dimension to the team, similar to Nunez giving Klopp an option contrary to what we’ve had in recent years. The Brazilian’s link-up play is commendable.
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Fans will hope the new Uruguayan signing can show the same grit, aggression and goalscoring nuance Suarez showed at the Merseyside club. The former Red was pivotal in our side under Brendan Rodgers and spectators will anticipate the same from Nunez for years to come.