Darwin Nunez actually rubbish, Twitter decides after debut miss and 20-second training clip
Never change, Twitter
Darwin Nunez, it turns out, is not very good at all. Ignore the 34 goals he scored last season; the £85m transfer fee Liverpool paid to Benfica a few weeks ago was, clearly, an enormous waste of money.
How do we know this? Well, because we've just watched a 20-second video doing the rounds on Twitter, that's how.
The Uruguayan striker is settling into life with his new club on their preseason tour in Thailand.
The short video of him appearing to struggle in training, which has been edited, is conclusive proof that he is, in fact, rubbish and destined for failure.
In the footage, Núñez can be seen firing a close-range effort over the bar, ballooning a free-kick into Cambodia and failing to pluck an overhit cross down from the sky.
Finished. A fraud. You name it, someone on Twitter is probably saying it.
Darwin Nunez better than Haaland 🥶🥶🥶 pic.twitter.com/es4Q7HonID
— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) July 11, 2022
We are, of course, not being serious, but some of those sharing the video on Twitter seem to be reading a bit too deeply into it.
This the 100m player we paid for? pic.twitter.com/79qYbqUCdN
— ♨️ (@Wimlfc) July 11, 2022
Klopps definitely checking if he’s still go the receipt https://t.co/UIxODwFvcA
— Gaskell (@TomGaskell_) July 11, 2022
Darwin Nunez draws debut blank
Nunez missed part of Liverpool's latest training session with a foot injury but this is not thought to be too serious.
He featured in the friendly defeat against Manchester United on Tuesday afternoon, giving Liverpool supporters their first glimpse of him in action for the club. It was not to be for the forward, though, in a 4-0 defeat.
Nunez had three goal-scoring chances but could not beat David De Gea or Tom Heaton in their shared stint in the United goal. His best chance fell when a rebounding Mo Salah shot fell to him, six yards out, but he blazed over.
£100 million striker 😂 this Darwin Nunez guy is actually a false image. What a miss pic.twitter.com/O17Vc3VSfD
— ô (@Momore08) July 12, 2022
Darwin Nunez vs Manchester United 22/23 preseason Highlights!
£100m Gunman🥶🔥🎯 pic.twitter.com/9vfS5FTMvZ
— Sparks🖖🏽🥷🪐 (@Sparks63__) July 12, 2022
Early days for Darwin Nunez, and he will open his account soon, we are sure.
Don't tell that to the trigger-happy Twitter gang, though.
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