Rival fans have been quick to pick up on Darwin Nunez’s pre-season performances for Liverpool but Fernando Torres proved it is nothing to worry about. ‘Resilience’. That’s the one-word message Darwin Nunez felt the need to post on social media to defend his performances after the first 52 minutes he spent on the pitch as a Liverpool player.
Rival fans have been quick to tease Nunez at his failure to find the net in the clashes in Thailand and Singapore respectively. And it appears the big-money striker is aware of such barbs given what he has posted on social media. But if the Uruguayan needs some support – and he’s getting lots of that from Jurgen Klopp and his team-mates – then he need look no further than another forward who became the club’s record signing back in 2007. One Fernando Torres.
After signing from Atletico Madrid for a fee in the region of £20m, Torres arrived at Liverpool with huge expectations on his young shoulders. Like Nunez is now, Torres was 23 at the time, but he had come from a club where he had been captain since he was 19. However, once pre-season got into full swing, some were wondering whether the hype was justified. Torres missed three great chances and then fluffed his penalty in a shootout loss to Portsmouth in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.