Owen says critics of Liverpool player are going to ‘have egg on their face’

Michael Owen believes critics of Darwin Nunez will have ‘egg in the face’ in the future after the Uruguayan international once again impressed for Liverpool today.

The 23-year-old started for Jurgen Klopp’s side against Spurs and was in high spirits all afternoon, recording a good assist for Mo Salah as the Reds beat the north London side 2-1 in the capital.

The £64m striker has had his doubts since arriving from Benfica in the summer, but he is slowly but surely proving that he will become a vital player for the Reds, something the former striker was keen to point out.

“I think people who are a little bit negative will have balls on their faces in a couple of years,” he told Matchday Live (via Rousing The Kop). “This guy, he’s fine, he’s raw in one or two areas, but he does things that take your breath away.”

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The former Almeria striker’s decision-making may have been wrong at times, but he stung the palms of Hugo Lloris with a ferocious half-volley early on and it was clear the Spurs backline feared his pace and run. direct.

Our No. 27 seemed to be operating from a wide left position rather than centrally, but it was still effective and showed a significant amount of promise.

Discussing Núñez, Owen compared him to a former Premier League striker who scored 104 goals during his time in the English top flight.

“[Nunez] it has one or two things that I think ‘wow,’” he added. “The size of him, the pace of him, he’s so aggressive in everything he does.

“I remember when Didier Drogba came into this league and everyone was laughing at him. His touch was horrible for the first year, he made a lot of mistakes, he looked pretty raw and then he became an absolute monster of a centre-forward.

“I think this boy could be the same.”

We can certainly see where the 42-year-old is coming from: the Uruguayan is strong, has plenty of pace and appears to be a real shooter.

Let’s hope he can be as successful in England as Drogba was during his time at Chelsea.

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