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Ian Wright Has Gone Against The Grain With His Darwin Nunez Opinion

Ian Wright Has Gone Against The Grain With His Darwin Nunez Opinion
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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It has been intriguing to watch Darwin Nunez at Liverpool this season.

It is clear that he has some remarkable physical gifts, he lacks some of the traits that Jurgen Klopp usually prioritises in his forwards. He is not the smoothest on the ball, and while he can finish well at times, he more often that not tends to snatch at chances when they drop his way.

For a striker that cost a potential fee of up to £85million, you would have perhaps expected to see a more polished player.

Liverpool supporters have been very patient with the Uruguayan, although many of those with no affiliation to the club feel that his recent form has been well short of the mark.


However, not everyone shares that opinion.

Ian Wright backs Darwin Nunez to succeed at Liverpool

While many are unconvinced by Darwin Nunez, Ian Wright has really liked what he has seen from the 23-year old.

Speaking on the Wrighty's House Podcast, he said that his recent form has been 'sensational' and that he is 'desperate' for the player to get in amongst the goals.


I feel it is going to happen for him as he is playing sensationally. The goal he set up for Salah [against Everton] and his all-round energetic pace and output, he is doing everything except scoring.⁣

I can’t put my finger on why someone with such good technical ability, it’s not even a case of needing to slow down before he shoots, it just doesn’t seem like it is going to go in for him at the moment.⁣

The fact he is not scoring as frequently as he would like to score, you have to get yourself in a situation where you can hit the target instantly.⁣..

I am desperate for him to score. He is trying to shoot from angles that are not good angles. Darwin Nunez’s touches at that pace are phenomenal, that’s why I am desperate for it to click. When it clicks, I think he will cause an unbelievable amount of problems.⁣⁣

When it comes to strikers, I can’t help but side with them. The one I sided with for so long was Torres back at Chelsea, I had to stay with that - and I’m doing that with Darwin Nunez at the minute.

There is no doubt that Darwin Nunez has all of the characteristics to be a top striker, it is now about putting them together.


How quickly he can do that remains to be seen.

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