Darwin Nunez: New Liverpool Striker Thanks Mohamed Salah for Helping Him Overcome Nervousness

Darwin Nunez: New Liverpool Striker Thanks Mohamed Salah for Helping Him Overcome Nervousness

Martin Moses
August 2, 2022 at 7:38 AM
  • New Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez has admitted that he was extremely nervous during his first days at the club
  • Nunez has hailed Mohamed Salah, who helped him calm down and adapt to his new surroundings after making the switch from Benfica
  • The 23-year-old has since made a huge impact by helping Liverpool beat Manchester City in the FA Community Shield

Darwin Nunez has sent a word of gratitude to his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah for the role he has played in helping him settle in quickly.

Nunez has appeared to put a shaky start behind him by bagging four goals in a substitute appearance before helping Liverpool win the Community Shield.

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Darwin Nunez poses with his Community Shield medal. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The striker arrived with a lot of promise after lighting up the Portuguese League last season. But a couple of point-blank misses and poor touches had fans doubting his potential.

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He got his Liverpool career going with a four-goal performance from the bench against RB Leipzig. He was also introduced as a substitute against Manchester City over the weekend. City equalised minutes after his introduction, but the Uruguayan stepped up to win his first trophy in England.

First, he won the penalty that Salah converted before he dinked the ball over Ederson late into stoppage time to guarantee Liverpool's victory. This Is Anfield reports that the striker has explained Salah's role in his impressive cameo.

To be honest, in the first weeks, I was extremely nervous, so much that I was missing even the simplest pass. It was really difficult to get used at the beginning with the team. But as time went by, they made me feel comfortable, I had a talk with Salah that helped me a lot.

Nunez will now get ready for a possible Premier League debut when Jurgen Klopp's men launch their campaign against Fulham on Saturday.

Top 5 records that Mohamed Salah has in the English Premier League

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Mohamed Salah had grown to be one of the best-ever players in the Premier League.

After a failed stint with Chelsea, Salah went to AS Roma to make something out of his career. He was then bought by Liverpool and has gone on to break record after record.

Sports Brief compiled a list of some of the Egyptian King's records.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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