Darwin Nunez’s move from Benfica to Liverpool made him Liverpool’s most expensive player in the clubs’ history.
Darwin Nunez has endured a slow start to life at Liverpool. He seems to have started on a good note after scoring in the community shield against Manchester City but a red card against Crystal Palace at Anfield made things worse for him.
The 23-year-old had often been criticized for his poor finishing and final decision when he gets into the final third of the opponent.
However, Jamie Carragher believes Darwin Nunez will succeed at Liverpool but claims he is a raw talent.
What did Jamie Carragher say about Darwin Nunez?
The Liverpool legend said on CBS Sports: “It’s really interesting watching Nunez, he comes on and makes a huge impact.
“He hasn’t set the world alight. He hasn’t done what Haaland has done. And people are expecting more for the price tag.
“But when you actually look at the minutes he has been on the pitch, and how many goals he has scored per minute, his numbers are actually scary. So he’s actually made a huge impact.
“But there is something not quite there where Jurgen Klopp is going to play him every single game. He’s still searching for a system and how to fit him in.
“Nunez is very, very raw. But I think there is something, I wouldn’t say special because that’s a bit too much, but you can’t take your eyes off him when you watch him play.
“I think Liverpool have got a real player – the physical attributes of pace and power feel, to me, that he will be a right handful in the future.”
Darwin Nunez assisted Mohamed Salah for the Liverpool opener and scored Liverpool’s second goal of the night.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Liverpool had to bounce back from the defeat to Leeds United against Napoli.
Klopp said after the game: “We all agreed that we have to show a reaction [from a shock home defeat to Leeds United] and we did in a very difficult game against a really good opponent.
“I don’t think anybody doubts that quality, but we don’t show it with consistency. We are Liverpool, a top team.
“Nobody forgot what we did last year, the boys didn’t forget that – but it’s now not important really. I know people might get sick of it, but we really have to fight through and, at the moment, the real football we can play has a good chance to come back.
“We showed pieces of really, really, really good football and the defensive stuff was on a high level.
“Napoli are at the moment a real force and so it could have been extremely difficult for us, but the boys played a really good game.”
Jurgen Klopp’s side finished second in their Group despite beating Napoli 2-0 at Anfield.