In light of concerns over his performance, Darwin Nunez has acknowledged that he has had to adjust to life in England and the Premier League, but he has also said that his primary objective is to ensure that the club is successful. The attacker then said that the language barrier between him and Jurgen Klopp prevents them from having frequent conversations.
After signing forward Darwin Nunez for a reported initial sum of roughly £64 million, there were high expectations placed upon him, particularly because he had a successful run with Benfica. The 23-year-old forward ended his last season with the Portuguese giants by scoring 34 goals and assisting on four more, which was enough to persuade Liverpool to take a chance on him and buy him. Nunez has scored only two goals for the Reds even though he has already made eight appearances for the team, and he has scored just once since the 2022–2023 season officially began.
Many supporters are concerned that the Reds may have made a poor decision by signing him because of this, his recent poor play, and the fact that he received a red card against Crystal Palace. Nunez has now revealed that it has been difficult for him to adjust to a new nation and league. Despite this, he has admitted that his objective is to continue to serve the squad in any way that he can, whether it be by scoring or in any other way. The 23-year-old also said that he is aware that the red card was a “huge mistake” that he made, and that since then he has made an effort to calm his jitters.
What did Darwin Nunez say?
“The truth is that it was a little difficult to adapt but I believe that, as training and games go by, I will adapt little by little. [After the red card] was a very tough time. I know I made a big mistake and now I’m aware that it won’t happen again. I have to calm my nerves during the games, talk less. We all make mistakes and I know it will serve as a learning experience,” Nunez said, reported the BBC.
“The important thing is to leave my mark on the team, be someone who can always contribute by playing well and, if I don’t score, I have to be calm. When the first [goal] goes in, more will go in. I’ve been through that [before] and it’s a little uncomfortable because, in the end, as forwards, we live on goals.
But I’m calm, the coach has always supported me. My team-mates also support me at all times and I will always try to help the team by scoring goals or, even without a goal, try to help the best I can,” he added.