‘Going to come good’: Chris Sutton now says he’s a big fan of £140k-a-week Liverpool man
The games are now coming thick and fast for Liverpool and they’re in action again today against Brentford.
BBC Sport pundit Chris Sutton has made his predictions ahead of this evening’s game.
He believes Jurgen Klopp’s side will come out on top against the west London outfit.
It’ll be a tough game, with Brentford sitting in the top half of the Premier League, and unbeaten since the World Cup break.
They earned a valuable point against Spurs before easily defeating a struggling West Ham side.
Liverpool have recorded back-to-back league wins in that time, and will need to continue that form to break into the top four.
The arrival of new signing Cody Gakpo is an exciting start to the January transfer window too, although he’s unlikely to feature tonight.
Instead, Klopp may once again stick with the same front three that he’s used in their previous two matches.
One player who is almost certainly to start up front is Darwin Nunez, and Sutton has admitted he’s a big fan of the forward.
Although he hasn’t scored since the World Cup, Nunez has caused havoc for the Reds.
He’ll be hoping he can get off the mark in 2023 against the Bees this evening.
Sutton is a big fan of Nunez
Writing on BBC Sport about the Uruguayan, Sutton said: “Whether Toney is fit or not, Liverpool will still create plenty of chances at the other end and I am actually a big fan of Darwin Nunez, who is in my Fantasy team.
“He has missed a few opportunities recently, but he is going to come good here.”
The £140k-a-week forward is the sort of player defenders hate facing.
Nunez is tenacious, and constantly presses and harries when out of possession.
His incredible pace means defenders naturally drop slightly deeper to give themselves an important head start.
Nunez and Mohamed Salah have created plenty of chances for each other, but haven’t quite clicked in front of goal.
Sutton isn’t the only pundit who’s a big fan of Nunez, with Graeme Souness also impressed by the Uruguayan.
Klopp has put a lot of faith in Nunez, and has described him as ‘unstoppable’ in the last few days.
If he can start consistently taking his chances, then Nunez will be one of the toughest forwards to face in the Premier League.
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