- Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez's attempted cross which terribly went wrong has been laughed at by fans on social media
- The young striker tried to cross the ball during Uruguay's training session but his technique let him down allowing the cross to fly to the corner flag
- Nunez has been the subject of trolls on social media ever since he missed a sitter for Liverpool against Manchester United in pre-season
Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez has been targeted on social media after his shot at goal during Uruguay's training went hilariously wrong.
The Uruguayan has been a subject of taunts from rival fans on social media since he joined Liverpool, with his shocking misses and a ragged style of play becoming a popular point of discussion.
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Darwin Nunez misses the target
According to a video posted on Twitter, Darwin robbed a defender of the ball on the left-hand side, cut inside and tried to find the top corner with a curling effort, but his shot hilariously flew all the way to the corner flag.
The video has garnered three million views, with many fans laughing him off, saying the Reds made a mistake signing him. However, some fans felt that his shot just didn't come off, something that can happen with any footballer.
The 23-year-old is yet to hit the ground running at Liverpool. He's scored just one goal for the Reds and received a red card in his early days in the Premier League.
Nunez is set to play for Uruguay against Iran and Canada as his team prepares for the 2022 World Cup. Most pundits expect the youngster to take the baton from the country's legendary strikers Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez, who will retire soon.
Another Benfica striker expected to join the Premier League
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Manchester United's interest in Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos. The youngster is having a great season so far with the Portuguese giants, scoring eight goals in 12 appearances.
The Red Devils have tried to address the striker spot for years since Robin Van Persie left but are yet to succeed. Although they have signed great strikers like Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani, most pundits feel they were stop-gap recruits. They thought Romelu Lukaku was finally their man, but many believe he was a bad fit.