Former Everton star Ashley Williams hailed Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez as a great signing.
The 23-year-old made his World Cup bow on Thursday for Uruguay, reprising his recent role for the Reds by starting on the left of the attack.
It proved a frustrating afternoon for La Celeste, however, as South Korea held the two-time World Cup winners to a 0-0 draw.
For his club Nunez has been in rejuvenated form in recent months and his performances have received praise from former Swansea and Everton star Williams.
“Really good signing”
Liverpool signed Nunez in the summer from Benfica for a fee that could reach a club-record £85million.
The Uruguay star’s erratic style was a source of criticism early on, while a red card against Crystal Palace in August forced some of the Anfield faithful to question the enormous price the Reds had paid for Nunez.
However, he is begging to find his feet on Merseyside, having scored seven goals in his past ten games for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
During the coverage of Uruguay’s World Cup opener, Williams heaped praise on the striker.
The former centre-back said: “Really good signing. I think at the start of the season people were questioning him a little.
“But now you’re starting to see him, he’s settled in, powerful, his confidence is very high, he can shoot on right and left, runs in behind. I think he’s got a little bit of work to do but starting next to Suarez should do him the world of good.”
Meanwhile, former England star Sol Campbell was more critical of the forward, insisting that while he had ability, there was still “a lot to learn”.
Speaking to Sport 18 Campbell said: "Nunez, a couple of really heavy touches in the box.
"I think the word people are always saying about him is raw talent. He has a lot to learn.
“He still has to learn what to do in the final moment; timing, touch, which are things that come with experience.”
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