Former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino compares Darwin Nunez to Timo Werner
Ripping apart the Bundesliga before his transfer to Chelsea in 2020, Timo Werner found himself on Liverpool’s transfer radar back then as well. The Reds signed Diogo Jota instead of him back then and we know how that has turned out, but Werner after two below-average seasons with the Blues finds himself back in his home country.
Werner found himself in the middle of many missed chances, and the Reds find themselves in the middle of a similar situation with Darwin Nunez. The 23-year-old Uruguayan has nine goals and three assists from 21 appearances across all competitions.
Even though these numbers are not bad by any means, the fact that his conversion rates are extremely low and he could get almost double these numbers is something the Reds would vary off and even Darwin would want to work on his finishing in training as well.
Former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino has compared Nunez to Werner and here is what said via Liverpool Echo on the same:
“Do you know who he reminds me of? Timo Werner. Where he couldn’t buy a goal, his pace was brilliant, he never stopped working his socks off, it’s a little like that scenario.
“It feels like Timo Werner, there’s a bit more about Nunez I think, I do think he’ll come good. I was never convinced by Timo Werner.”
Nunez > Werner?
Even though on the face of it, it seems like a fair comparison, Nunez has been much better when it comes to goals per game. Werner, in 56 appearances in the league for Chelsea, has 10 goals and 13 assists.
Nunez on the other hand is just five goals away from his Premier League tally in less than half of Werner’s games. In 12 league games, five goals and two assists is not bad at all. Nunez’s work rate, movement and timing of runs will in all likelihood bring the goals his way, and it is just about time with the former Benfica striker.
He will hope to get his first goal after the World Cup midweek when the Reds take on West Londoners Brentford at the Btech Community Stadium and make sure that the result is far different from our last visit there wherein we played it out for a 3-3 draw.
Darwin for sure will have the backing of the travelling Kop and the millions of fans watching from around the world, as he is a world-class talent, but needs time to adjust to the needs of the new environment.
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Hopefully, we perform better than we did against Leicester City and our players score the goals for us this time around after a lousy midfield performance against the Foxes, and that too at home.