Nunez hoping one goal will change his luck at Liverpool
Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez is hoping one goal is all he needs to kickstart his Anfield career after a difficult first few months on Merseyside.
The vast majority of the Reds’ summer transfer funds went on signing the Uruguayan from Benfica for an initial fee of €75 million.
However, Nunez has scored just one competitive goal, with his first few months in England disrupted by a red card on his home debut for a headbutt that resulted in a three-match ban.
“When the first one goes in, more will go in. I’ve been through that and it’s a little uncomfortable because, in the end, as forwards we live on goals,” he told TNT Sports Brasil.
Nunez’s slow start has been a factor in Liverpool’s early-season struggles – they sit 11 points off the pace in the Premier League after winning just two of their opening seven games.
However, they quelled talk of a crisis with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rangers in the Champions League on Tuesday as Nunez made just his second start since being sent off against Crystal Palace.
“I know I made a big mistake and now I’m aware that it won’t happen again,” said the 23-year-old, speaking about the incident in which he lashed out at Palace defender Joachim Andersen.
“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.
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