Former Liverpool man Daniel Sturridge explained how Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez can improve in future through a systamatic analysis.
Reds brought the 24-year-olf from Portuguese outfit Benfica FC for a fee of 85 million. However, since his move to Anfield, Nunez have been loads of criticism for missing big opportunities in front of goal.
Nunez have been in brilliant reign of form in this current campaign and his numbers have already started improving. On Sunday, he missed sitter against Lutton Town, as the match in a 1:1 draw.
Speaking on SkySports Monday Night Football, former Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge explained how Nunez can improve in future. He said :-
“I think he brings an excitement, an aggression in attack in terms of the runs he makes in behind.
“He’s an exciting player to watch and I think he is a defender’s nightmare. Of course one of the things that he has to improve on is his finishing and that will come with time. But I think in terms of the type of player he is, he is going to get a lot of opportunities in games based on the runs he makes.
“In terms of Darwin, he needs to be coached, he needs to do training sessions where he is making those runs at pace – and practising particular types of finishes when he’s doing it at match tempo. It does seem like he’s not being composed and relaxing. He is smashing the leather off the ball sometimes.
“The Newcastle goals are a prime example. He’s got that in his locker – whipping it across the goalkeeper on the other side. It’s being relaxed and calm. Andy Cole used to say – caress the ball in the back of the net.”
Sturridge suggests Nunez can take help from his countrymen
Sturridge suggests Darwin Nunez can take help from fellow countrymen Luis Suarez and improve his finishing in front of goal. He said :-
“You can ask some of the legends. I’m sure [Luis] Suarez would speak to him. Fernando Torres. The phone is open. He’s got Ian Rush in Liverpool where he can have conversations and learn about different types of finishes. I analysed so many guys. My finishing could have improved even more. No striker has every tool – but it’s about trying to have as many as you can. So when it comes to the moments, you can do damn near any of the finishes you want to do.”
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