John Barnes: Darwin Nunez could learn from Miguel Almiron’s resurgence at Newcastle United
Following a tough start to his career at Newcastle United, Miguel Almiron has now grown into his role under manager Eddie Howe and has been one of the league’s best players this season. Liverpool legend John Barnes made a comparison between the Paraguayan and Reds’ striker Darwin Nunez and spoke about how the 23-year-old could learn from the Magpies’ winger.
Even though Nunez finds himself in plenty of space, and in the middle of so many chances, he seldom converts those into goals. However, one could argue that he could get a million goals if he starts converting those chances, as his movement in front of the goal is absolutely top-class.
In what could be maybe the want to prove himself and appease himself to the fans, he could be trying to scuff through the shot and hurry into it instead of a calm and composed finish more often than not.
However, it is not half as bad as it sounds as in 20 appearances for the Reds across all competitions, he has nine goals and four assists. A figure that is not bad at all given that he is adjusting to a new league.
Nunez needs to convert his chances
The media trial has put him up against Erling Haaland, arguably a freak of nature, who came to the Premier League in the same window as Nunez, putting him under the radar more often than not. Liverpool icon John Barnes talked about Nunez learning from Almiron, and here is what he told BonusCodeBets via Liverpool Echo:
“Well once again, similar to Darwin Nunez, when Miguel Almiron was missing chances and not playing well, the fans stuck with him, the players stuck with him.”
“The team started to play well and now you can see, the goal he scored against Leicester, he had the composure. Before, he was missing those chances.”
Even in the Reds’ last game against Aston Villa, Nunez found himself at the centre of four big chances, but none resulted in a goal. That is something that he needs to work on, following which there is absolutely no doubt in the author’s mind that Darwin will be among the best strikers in the Premier League, and potentially Europe.
Hopefully, in Liverpool’s next game against Brentford, Darwin can convert a chance or two, and get his name on the scoresheet to boost his confidence going toward the business end of the season.
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With Cody Gakpo in the mix as well, Darwin would have an agenda to prove his worth and make sure that he is scoring goals for the club. Hopefully, we see him score goals and get assists sooner than later.