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Darwin Nunez has completed his transformation into the striker Liverpool need in sensational training footage

Darwin Nunez has completed his transformation into the striker Liverpool need in sensational training footage

Was Nunez treated too harshly in pre-season?

Liverpool star Darwin Nunez is looking incredible in training and fans think he is ready to prove every doubter wrong this season.

The striker moved to Anfield from Benfica in an £85 million deal earlier this summer and he had a mixed pre-season.

Nunez scored four against RB Leipzig, but fired blanks against Manchester United, Crystal Palace and RB Salzburg.

Training footage showed the Uruguay international struggling and many questioned manager Jurgen Klopp's decision to sign him.

Fast forward a week and after scoring in Saturday's 3-1 Community Shield over Manchester City, Nunez looks like a man transformed.

He managed to comfortably bury an effort in the bottom left corner before playing a pass out wide.

A cross was then whipped in and Nunez's header easily beat the goalkeeper. It's standard stuff, but Nunez wasn't doing that while on tour last month.

Supporters have reacted to the footage and they're desperate for the 23-year-old to become an Anfield hero.

One person commented: "He could end scoring 10 from just headers this year."

Another put: "The fail comps aren't around anymore are they, wonder why?"

A third said: "You can see how confident he is now."

While someone tweeted: "He’s got that awkward style where you think he’s not caught the ball right but it ends up in the net... exactly like Fernando Torres. Incredibly alike."


Nunez came off the bench in the Community Shield and helped win a penalty while netting the third in injury time.

His 31 minute cameo was a positive one and fans inside the King Power Stadium chanted 'Nunez' throughout.

"When the goal went in, I didn’t quite know how to celebrate it," he told Liverpool's official website. "I pulled off my shirt and I started to celebrate with a huge release of adrenaline and fury. I was overjoyed at that moment and, as always, I dedicated the goal to my wife and my son.

"I was saying to myself, 'How good is this, playing against City and scoring your first goal in a final?' Lots of thoughts come into your head at a moment like that.

"First goal, against a top side, in a big game, I just didn't know how to celebrate it! So I just thought, pull my shirt off and just go for it and celebrate to the maximum, because it was a key goal in an important game for my career and I'm sure it's one I’ll remember for the rest of my life."

Liverpool open their Premier League campaign against newly-promoted Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

Featured Image Credit: LFC TV

Topics: Liverpool, Darwin Nunez