Liverpool: Andy Robertson is sure ‘amazing’ Darwin Nunez can make a difference
Andy Robertson has no doubts the ‘amazing’ Darwin Nunez can make the difference for Liverpool this season after impressing in training… but the left-back calls for patience for the £85m striker to ‘set in’ can.
- Darwin Nunez made his debut for Liverpool against Man United on Tuesday
- The Uruguayan came on as a substitute in the last half hour and missed a big chance late on
- Team-mate Andy Robertson isn’t worried, he’s confident the forward will do well
- Robertson wants Nunez to be shown patience while he adjusts to his new setup
- READ: Jurgen Klopp defends ‘dangerous’ Nunez after £85m star’s Reds debut
Andy Robertson has asked for patience with the £85m summer signing Darwin Nunez However, there is no doubt that the ‘amazing’ striker can make all the difference this season.
The Reds spent a club-record £85m on Nunez last month but he failed to make a positive impact in a 4-0 defeat in a friendly on Tuesday Manchester United.
The Uruguayan was highlighted by fans on social media afterwards and his performance was summed up as he shot over the goal from close range afterwards Mohammad Salah |The shot rebounded off the post.
Darwin Nunez struggled in a 4-0 loss to Manchester United on his Liverpool debut
Andy Robertson has been impressed with Nunez in training but says he needs time to adjust
But Robertson ignores those who criticize Nunez after a cameo and says what he saw in training is proof enough he will be a force in English football this season.
“He obviously came in and we haven’t been back too long,” Robertson said Thursday.
“We have to let him settle in but he has looked good in training.
“The Brazilian guys and everyone who speaks his language helped him a lot. I don’t think he and I have had many conversations yet, but that will come.
“He’s a fantastic player, we played him and he made it really difficult for us and if he brings those performances then he’ll be a really good player for us.”
Nunez scored 34 goals for Benfica last season, including twice against Liverpool in the Champions League, and comes to England with real pedigree.
Nunez, plagued by foot blisters in the run-up, looked a shadow of his former self in Bangkok against United but has plenty of time to put things in order before the start of the season.
Klopp’s side return when they face Crystal Palace in Singapore on Friday and Nunez will want more minutes under his belt to keep up with the rest of the squad.
Nunez joined Liverpool for £85million this summer after impressing at Benfica
Robertson was asked about expectations for the 2022-23 season ahead of Friday’s game.
Liverpool made a famous quadruple bid last season before narrowly missing out on the Premier League race as well as the Champions League final.
Robertson, an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s left-back, added that this group had the taste for trophies and were now hungry to taste it again.
He continued: “We want to feel like we’re lifting trophies. We had it twice last season and two really good days at Wembley and we want to have that feeling again.
Surrounding Robertson’s focus for the upcoming season is a desire to add more trophies
“We know it takes a lot of hard work, we know it takes a lot of determination and everyone is effectively singing from the same anthem sheet.
“If we do that we think we’re there or something like that because we have a fantastic team when we’re at our best.
“But we know that once we fall below that, we won’t achieve what we want to achieve. That’s the plan – to give 100 percent, like we’ve always done. If we do that, we believe we have the best possible chance of being successful.’