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12th Jul 2022

Darwin Nunez actually rubbish, Twitter decides after debut miss and 20-second training clip

Simon Lloyd

Darwin Nunez

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.

darwin nunez training

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.

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.

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.

Darwin Nunez

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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