Insisting that Liverpool is not the same team without Darwin Nunez, Jamie Carragher has clarified what went wrong when they lost to Brighton at the weekend
Even though Jugen Klopp’s team has struggled to keep up this season, their 3-0 loss to Brighton was arguably their worst performance to far.
The Reds have now dropped their last two Premier League games, and they are 10 points outside the top four. Injury after injury has made Klopp’s team appear more exposed than ever.
Nunez was absent from Liverpool’s weekend game, but he is anticipated to make a quick recovery. Without Nunez, according to Carragher, Liverpool lacks a threat in the final third. Much has been made of the 23-year-performances old’s since joining from Benfica in the summer, despite the fact that he scored 10 goals and recorded three assists in 23 outings (across all competitions).
The Uruguayan international scored an exquisite volley during the FA Cup match against Wolves last time out to reach double digits in goals. Nunez’s options have undoubtedly been conflicted ever since his summer transfer to the Premier League. Although he has been responsible for a few missed opportunities, he does make Liverpool’s offence more dynamic.
Nunez has made 23 appearances for Liverpool and has scored 10 goals overall, five of which have been in the Premier League. Immediately following the loss to Brighton, Klopp expressed regret.
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