- Oct 23, 2021
I haven't particularly been impressed (though getting a well taken goal, that wasn't a deflection or anything, on his debut, was pretty good), but I also haven't seen anything that worries me. Which is what Liverpool fans must be seeing in Darwin if they're being honest.In all honesty, I haven't been impressed with what I have seen so far.
Those hyping him happen to be in the mainstream media while his detractors seem to be those with eyes (two groups that are mutually exclusive as we know)This is not going to age well I think.
From what I've seen of Nunez at Liverpool, I think there's at least as much hyperbole among his detractors as there is among those who are hyping him. It's too early to be definitive one way or another, but to me he looked pretty impressive against Fulham and I think it's perfectly accurate to say he changed the game when he came on in the CS. All the BS against Martinez has nothing to do with this, and personally I couldn't give rat's ass about what Graeme Souness thinks about anything.
Antony?In all honesty, I haven't been impressed with what I have seen so far.
Those hyping him happen to be in the mainstream media while his detractors seem to be those with eyes (two groups that are mutually exclusive as we know)
Emphatically disagree about his community shield performance. The real difference was Guardiola having to take off KdB. City were all over Liverpool before that and his departure allowed the latter to gain some control and for Nunez to direct his easy-chance header onto the arm of a City defender.
We'll also have to disagree regarding his showing against Fulham. He had decent movement but his ability on the ball - passing, linking up, finishing - is shocking not just for a 100m player but is subpar for a player who hopes to be a no.9 for a top four club.
Regarding Martniez, that was a point made to illustrate how Liverpool players are the darlings of the media and are given every chance to prove themselves, whereas the pressure is heaped on United players even when they play decently. These narratives in the mainstream media makes a difference, especially in the social media age, and they should be called out. Instead, you have United fans often adoptinng those very narratives.
He reminds me of a young Rooney if I pretend that a young Rooney was utter shite at every single aspect of football.This guy may become a quality striker in the long term but it does not really look like he would become one of the elite players. His temperament is also piss poor, he comes across way too aggressive whenever I have seen him on the pitch. Reminds me of young Rooney but without the skill and pace.