Liverpool star Darwin Nunez has been backed to play second fiddle to Erling Haaland ahead of the brand new Premier League season by Express Sport readers – with over 65 per cent of voters backing the Manchester City recent man to impress more in his first full campaign in England than Nunez. That is not going to bode well for the Reds given City are already an incredibly strong rival, with the 2 teams expected to fight for the title again next term.
Haaland’s agreement to sign for City was announced in May, with the club signing him for a fee of £51.1million from Borussia Dortmund. Big things are expected of the Norwegian on condition that he was on the radar of virtually every club in England, and on the age of 21 he is not even in his peak yet. His signing is frightening for the likes of Liverpool given City amassed 93 points last term with out a No 9.
Liverpool have responded with the signing of Nunez, one other superb talent who Virgil van Dijk described as ‘among the finest in Europe’. But despite the Uruguayan’s arrival, Express Sport readers have voted in favour of Haaland when asked who will impress more between him and the ex-Benfica star in the brand new campaign.
Over 10,500 results were recorded in our recent poll, with Haaland winning 7,100 of the votes. The Uruguayan earned 3,400 votes but Haaland had nearly 70 per cent of the full votes. Nunez too is predicted to be a hit after signing for an initial £64m, and he can be expected to guide the road alongside Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah.
Nevertheless readers have still voted heavily in favour of the previous Dortmund frontman Haaland. Nunez has admitted he wished to maneuver to Anfield due to Liverpool’s trophy-winning record and their recent successes under Jurgen Klopp.
“Once I arrived on the training ground, I used to be really surprised to see the set-up and the structure and all of the trophies here,” Nunez said. “You’ll be able to then imagine yourself winning more trophies after which afterward if you come here again and see the trophies on display, you possibly can say, ‘Look, I used to be an element of that, I used to be there at the moment, winning trophies.’
“That is certainly one of the explanation why I got here here to Liverpool – to win trophies and titles. I need to win loads of trophies at Liverpool.”