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"Timberland boots" - Liverpool star dubbed WORST signing of the Premier League season

Alfie Culshaw

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"Timberland boots" - Liverpool star dubbed WORST signing of the Premier League season

Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has criticised new Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez, dubbing him the worst Premier League signing so far this season.

The TalkSPORT pundit also made comparisons between the Uruguayan and ex-Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku.

Nunez arrived at Anfield this summer from Benfica for a staggering £85 million, as the Reds replaced Sadio Mane, who departed for Bayern Munich.

The 23-year-old has struggled to make an impact on Merseyside thus far, although comes with pedigree after netting 34 goals in 41 appearances for the Portuguese giants last season.

Despite only featuring in three Premier League games so far this season due to a suspension, TalkSPORT pundit Agbonlahor incited some harsh words on Nunez.

The former Villa man said: “When I look at Nunez as well, I feel like even his first touch is not that great.


“We were quick to call Lukaku Timberland boots when it was trending on Twitter when he was having bad touches in games. Nunez looks like he has got two pairs of Timberlands on.”

This response came after Agbonlahor was asked to name the worst signing so far in the Premier League.

Given the evaluation on Nunez is being made based on such a small sample size, it does feel unfair to judge him that definitively thus far.

The Uruguay international has still scored twice in his opening seven appearances for Liverpool, and his minutes have been limited, with Jurgen Klopp often opting for Roberto Firmino ahead of him thus far.

The price tag comes with high expectations, but a settling in period is inevitable, particularly when making the jump from Liga Portugal to the Premier League.

Nunez is currently away with Uruguay partaking in their final training camp before this winter’s World Cup, and will get a run to impress when he returns to the North West next week, with the Reds playing nine games in October.


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Darwin Nunez, Liverpool

Alfie Culshaw
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