'Oh my goodness': Darren Bent can't believe how rapid one Liverpool player actually is
Liverpool broke their transfer record to bring Darwin Nunez to Anfield this summer.
And already it looks as though the Reds newcomer is starting to justify his hefty transfer fee.
Liverpool snapped Nunez up from Benfica in a deal that could reach £85million.
The Uruguay international scored four goals in a 5-0 hammering of RB Leipzig in pre-season.
And last time out, he contributed to two goals as Liverpool won the Community Shield against Manchester City.
Nunez won the penalty which Mohamed Salah converted to put the Reds ahead at the King Power Stadium.
He then made sure of the result with the game’s third deep into injury time.
“I think he’ll score goals in the Premier League”
And Darren Bent, speaking on talkSPORT, loved what he saw from Nunez during the domestic curtain-raiser.
“When he brought on Nunez, oh my goodness, that player, what a guy,” he said on-air.
“People criticised him in pre-season, someone put a montage of his misses in pre-season.
“But he scored four goals in one half and he showed what he’s all about against Manchester City.
“The first through ball, I think it was Diaz he ran away from.
“I remember thinking phwoar, I didn’t think he was that quick!
“Ran away from Diaz, and probably should score.
“The goal that he does score, typical poacher in and around the six-yard box, directing the header.
“Really, really good impact and I think he’ll score goals in the Premier League, I really do.”
As Bent mentioned, some slated Nunez for a few poor outings early on in pre-season.
Then, he scored four in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over RB Leipzig and helped his side lift the Community Shield.
The 23-year-old will be hoping to continue his form as the Reds face Fulham at Craven Cottage on the opening day.
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