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BBC pundit thinks all fans would love a player like Liverpool star
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BBC pundit thinks all fans would love a player like Liverpool star

Pat Nevin told BBC Sport that Darwin Nunez is perfect for the way Liverpool want to play, insisting that any fan would love a player who works as hard as he does.

Nunez was the star of the show as the Reds beat Southampton 3-1 at Anfield. The Uruguayan scored twice to earn Jurgen Klopp’s side the three points heading into the World Cup break.

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It has obviously been a mixed time for Nunez on Merseyside. He made an electric start for Liverpool. But he then went around two months without a Premier League goal – which was partially down to a needless red card on his home debut back in August.

Nunez perfect for Liverpool

Nunez has been winning plaudits for much of the last few weeks. The Liverpool fans have certainly taken to the 23-year-old, even while he has been waiting for everything to click in front of goal.

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Certainly, Nevin believes that Nunez earned his brace against the Saints as he lauded just how hard he is working for the side.

“Darwin Nunez puts in a lot of effort. There’s a lot of talent there, he’s scoring goals now. But it’s the work rate and the effort and chasing lost causes. Any fans of any club will love that. If you’re willing to give every effort you have for the cause,” he told BBC Sport.

“Liverpool need young players for the gegenpressing style that they play. They need players who have real energy and are willing to use it all the time. He’s one of them.”

Nunez was probably done few favours by the transfer fee paid in the summer. He arrived with huge expectations on his shoulders.

But he only turned 23 in June. So he was always going to need time to adapt. He was also coming in from a league which is not one of the continent’s heavyweights.

His record is actually very impressive. Nunez has played 941 minutes of football across his 18 appearances so far. So to boast nine goals along the way is a huge achievement.

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