Darwin Nunez’s goal drought in a Liverpool shirt has now extended to ten games, raising concerns about his offside tendencies, a recurring issue evident during the Manchester United match at Anfield.
While offside remains a worry, a more significant concern arose when Nunez, instead of capitalizing on a rebound from Luis Diaz’s shot saved by Onana, halted to appeal for a penalty.
It was an unconventional decision, defying the fundamental footballer’s principle of playing to the whistle.
Nunez’s most notable involvement was receiving a booking, an undesirable outcome for the frontline leader expected to deliver pivotal moments. Struggling with confidence, Nunez urgently requires a breakthrough goal.
While acknowledging that Liverpool’s playing style might not perfectly suit Nunez, the hope remains for his long-term success at the club.
However, he is not the sole player encountering difficulties, as Dominik Szoboszlai, who commenced the season impressively, has experienced a significant dip in form lately.
The atmosphere at Anfield during Sunday’s match was notably lackluster after an initial burst of energy in the first few minutes.
A call for improved fan engagement is emphasized, especially with crucial upcoming home games against West Ham and Arsenal.
Fans are urged to contribute energetically, regardless of on-field developments. The latter fixture historically yields goals, promising a lively encounter at Anfield.