Paddy Pimblett believes Darwin Nunez is a more complete forward.
UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett has backed Liverpool’s most expensive player of all-time ahead of Erling Haaland for the upcoming season.
He arrived at a deal worth £85 million whereas Haaland came for just £51.2 million at Etihad this summer.
Nunez initially struggled to score in the pre-season games but managed to blast four past RB Leipzig last night.
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“Nunez or Mo Salah,” Pimblett when asked by BT Sport about who will be top scorer this season. “I’ve got complete faith in Nunez though, I think he’ll score more goals than Haaland this year.”
“I believe in him,” said the 27-year-old. “I’ve been laughed at today on Twitter already because I said in an interview that I think he’ll score more goals than Haaland this year.
“But I really do. Haaland is very injury-prone and I think he’ll miss a good portion of the season through injuries. Nunez is the type of player… he doesn’t miss games, he wants to play every game, like (Luis) Suarez.”