Liverpool great Robbie Fowler great has branded Darwin Nunez’s critics “ludicrous”.
After a slow start in preseason, the €100m signing hit four goals in victory over RB Leipzig last week.
“It was ludicrous to think that Nunez was being doubted after playing just a few minutes against Manchester United and Crystal Palace on the tour to Asia,” he wrote in his column for the Mirror. “He got a taste of what any big-money signing faces in football these days if they’re not scoring in every game – but it’s ridiculous.
“Nunez has come to Liverpool off the back of a fantastic campaign at Benfica, and Jurgen Klopp has bought him for the next few years, not for one pre-season.
“I’d seen that Klopp was perfectly happy with the way the lad has slotted in to the club and his performances in training.
“And if Klopp’s pleased that’s all that matters.”