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Darwin Nunez: Insane Stats Show Why the Liverpool Striker Should Have Similar Numbers to Erling Haaland
- Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez isn't as bad as he looks, as stats reveal he ranks first over Erling Haaland in several metrics
- Nunez is first in shots, touches in the opposition box, and expected goals from players with 200+ minutes in the Premier League
- The Uruguayan joined Liverpool in June in a deal worth up to €100 million
Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez finally scored his first Anfield goal since the big-money move from Benfica this past summer, scoring the Reds' winning goal versus West Ham.
The 23-year-old Uruguayan has had a stuttering start to his Liverpool career and his performance versus Manchester City at the weekend demonstrated why he will need time to adapt.
The young striker completed a shock £64m move to Anfield this summer and was tipped to replace the departing Sadio Mane, who joined Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, according to ESPN.
With star forwards Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota facing long periods on the sidelines, he is expected to step up and fill their shoes as games come thick and fast.
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Darwin Nunez has incredible stats
According to Sky Sports, the youngster is doing many things right but one thing lets him down - finishing.
The stats graphic shows the youngster top in several metrics, beating the likes of Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Gabriel Jesus.
He leads the Premier League in shots, touches in the opposition box, percentage of touches in the opposition box, non-penalty expected goals, and ranks second in fast breaks from all players to have played 200+ minutes.
Therefore, he would start scoring more if he could regain some composure. The striker has scored five goals this season in 516 minutes, according to Transfermarkt.
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently said that the youngster would score more if he played for Manchester City.
"Nunez would have scored a couple more goals if he had played in the centre of Man City's attack this season."
Darwin Nunez trolled by fans
Sports Brief earlier reported on Nunez being on the end of a vicious verbal attack from fans after his 'selfish act' during Liverpool's clash with Manchester City.
The highlight of the forward's performance was deep in the second half when he was involved in a 3-on-1 moment.
Rather than pass the ball to Salah, who was in a better position to score, the former Benfica star chose to take a shot at the goal, an effort which was blocked by Ederson.