Liverpool are 'too big' for Darwin Nunez after what pundit has just seen
Frank McAvennie has claimed Liverpool are “too big” for Darwin Nunez.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker “feels for” Nunez but it seems like he can’t handle the pressure and demand of playing for the Reds.
The 23-year-old was in the starting lineup for the Anfield club’s 2-0 win over Everton on Monday (13 February) and provided the assist for Mohamed Salah’s goal.
Of the 16 Premier League appearances Nunez has made, he has started 12 of those fixtures and has come under fire after several big misses.
Jurgen Klopp’s side signed the Uruguay international from Benfica in the summer for a fee of £85million.
The forward has made 27 appearances since his arrival on Merseyside and has scored ten goals and provided four assists in those outings.
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McAvennie suggested Nunez may not have what it takes to succeed at Liverpool.
“I feel for him because he is a decent player but some clubs are just too big for certain players,” he told Football Insider.
“I am not talking about the club being huge, there is a whole atmosphere around the club, it is for winners. Everything about the club is for winners and some people can’t handle that.
“Liverpool fans demand every game that you give 100 per cent. I feel sorry for him because he is missing some chances.”
During his spell at Benfica the attacker scored 48 goals in 85 appearances.
He also provided 16 assists during those outings.
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