Frenchman announces ‘he is not surprised’ Liverpool signed ‘complete’ player for £85M
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has said he is not surprised Liverpool paid so much money for Darwin Nunez
After a stunning season with Benfica last year in which he netted an impressive 34-goals – Liverpool made the big decision to splash the cash and bring Nunez to the Premier League for £85 million
The Uruguayan produced a match-winning cameo off the bench in the Community Shield victory against Man City last month, before coming on to score again in the Reds’ Premier League opening day draw at Fulham – and he is now expected to get his first start against Crystal Palace on Monday
And Palace manager Vieira said he was well aware of the striker before his big money move to Liverpool: “We watch games, watch football, watch it from all around Europe,” he told reporters.
“He was scoring goals at his previous team, and he’s well known as a striker. The players know about him.
“He can run in behind, stretch the opposition team. He’s closing down back fours and centre-backs. He doesn’t give them much time on the ball – he’s a fighter, he’s determined and a hard-working centre-forward.”
“He’s the profile of a modern centre-forward who defends really well and works hard but at the same time runs in behind and scores goals,” he continued.
“When you look at his price tag you’re not surprised. He’s the complete striker.”
Nunez is a striker that could easily score 30-40 goals for Liverpool this season and Palace need to be worried – the striker will want to prove that he is the main man at the club and will look to score at every opportunity that he gets
He really is a brilliant addition to that Liverpool side
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