Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has admitted he doesn’t know if Darwin Nunez will be able to live up to fans’ expectations and become a prolific goalscorer.
Liverpool signed Nunez for a staggering €80m from Benfica last summer. The Uruguayan centre-forward has since made 42 appearances for the Anfield side in all competitions, scoring 15 times and claiming four assists.
Fowler, who scored 183 goals in 369 games for the Reds in all competitions, criticized Nunez for his lack of efficiency. The cult hero believes Nunez has the quality to create chances and score goals, but he’s unsure if he could become an elite striker.
Speaking to Premier League Productions, the former England international said:
“So far he is (too wasteful). I said before the show he will be a player.
“He will be a handful and he will take risks. And he will score goals. But at the level, do Liverpool supporters think he will score goals? I’m not sure we’ll see that.
Nunez, 23, has scored nine times in 29 Premier League games this season, missing 20 big chances so far. Only top scorer in the championship (35 goals), Manchester CityIt is Erling Haalandmissed more big chances (26) than him.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright backs Liverpool ace Darwin Nunez to succeed in 2023-24 season
Former Arsenal star Ian Wright thinks Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez will reverse his fortunes in the 2023-24 season. Wright described the number of scoring opportunities Nunez has had and believes he will start converting them when he becomes more aggressive next season.
When asked if Nunez would have a better second season at Anfield, Wright told BBC One Game of the day program:
“Absolutely, especially when you see the chances he has, the chances he misses.
“Next season he will come alive, get more intense about his goals and then he will finish them. I’m not worried about him.
Nunez hasn’t found the back of the net since scoring in the 6-1 win over Leeds United on April 18. His poor goalscoring streak has prevented him from becoming a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s XI, with him only starting 19 of his 29 Premier League games this season.