Liverpool: Darwin Nunez sends defiant message after yet another horror show | Soccer

Darwin Nunez sends defiant message after yet another horror show for Liverpool

The striker’s display against Crystal Palace was mocked by rival fans (Pictures: Getty / LFC TV)

Darwin Nunez is paying no heed to the haters after he was roundly taunted by opposing fans for his performance in Liverpool’s 2-0 win in a friendly against Crystal Palace.

The Uruguayan missed a sitter in his first game for the club against Manchester United earlier this week and once again struggled to live up to his £85million price tag in Friday’s friendly in Singapore.

Nunez came on at half-time as Jurgen Klopp effectively set up two teams, although he was withdrawn after barely half an hour after an uninspiring performance.

A compilation of his cameo went viral on social media afterwards and featured another bad miss and some erratic passes.

Against United, Nunez shot over the bar from 10 yards, while against Palace he missed the ball completely after a Trent Alexander-Arnold retreat.

In defense of the former Benfica player, the cross took a light touch from a defender before Nunez executed a borderline comical air blast.

The compilation also included a poor attempt to head the ball to a teammate – just finding a Palace player – as well as a foul foul and a terrible pass that went straight out of play.

Apparently aware of the pelters he’s receiving from rival fans, Nunez took to social media to post a defiant message.

The 23-year-old uploaded a series of images from the match against Palace to his Instagram, adding a “sssh” emoji and another of a man pointing to his ear.

Nunez also uploaded the same images to Twitter with the caption “resilience.”

Darwin Nunez sends defiant message after yet another horror show for Liverpool

Nunez blocked all criticism from rival fans (Image: Instagram)

When asked about the online taunt his new signing received ahead of the game, manager Jurgen Klopp said: “I’m not worried at all. The General Verdict [on Nunez] is absolutely zero interest [to us]. It will be, and we all know it.

“For some people, it’s kind of a game or a joke to pick out situations where a player isn’t doing well. This is just a game of [fans of] other clubs, which is normal.

“Our fans probably do [the same] with signings from Manchester United. We can’t take that seriously.”

Asked about the performances of Nunez and summertime colleague Fabio Carvalho against Palace after the game, Klopp said: “They were good, really good.

“But I don’t think there’s too much point in talking about individual players after a football match, to be honest because I’m not exactly sure, but I think 32 players we fielded tonight and I liked it they all. what they did to be honest.

“It really looked like real football, our pressing was extremely obvious, which is very important for us. It’s still very early. I know we don’t have much time, there’s only two weeks left before we face Man City so we shouldn’t waste time, but we’ve only been together for a week now, with different circumstances – not at our training ground or anywhere in Europe where we are used to the circumstances.

“No, we’re here trying to make every minute out of training. Aside from Oxlade’s injury – muscle, hamstring, we’ll see how bad it is – the rest was absolutely top notch.’

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