McAvennie in 'no doubt' over Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez amid interview reveal
Frank McAvennie has claimed Darwin Nunez is “not too far away” from a goalscoring run of form for Liverpool on the evidence of his performance against Ajax.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker is adamant that Nunez will be back among the goals soon.
The summer signing has endured an indifferent start to his spell on Merseyside, including a three-game ban for a red card received against Crystal Palace.
The 23-year-old was a second-half substitute in Jurgen Klopp’s side’s 2-1 win over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday (13 September).
Nunez has had to settle for a place on the bench since the goalless draw at Goodison Park on 3 September.
The Reds completed the signing of Nunez from Benfica in an £85million deal on 14 June.
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In an interview with BTV (9 September), Benfica president Rui Costa claimed it was “completely impossible” for the club to turn down Liverpool’s sizeable offer for the Uruguay international.
When asked by Football Insider if the Reds overpaid for Nunez in the summer, McAvennie said: “There is no doubt he is going to score goals, he is a goalscorer.
“He scuffed a shot the other night because he was trying too hard.
“I have not got a problem with him because I think he will score. I saw enough movement from him last night to know that he is not too far away.“