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Liverpool fans compare Darwin Nunez to a ‘prime Fernando Torres’ with his ‘unorthodox’ style

Ecstatic Liverpool fans compare Darwin Nunez to a ‘prime Fernando Torres’ with his ‘unorthodox’ style, ‘positioning and vision’ mimicking the club’s former No 9 after his four-goal haul in their friendly win over RB Leipzig

  • Liverpool fans have likened Darwin Nunez to Fernando Torres after goal haul 
  • The Uruguayan scored four goals as Jurgen Kloop’s side beat RB Leipzig 5-0 
  • The club-record signing had struggled in opening pre-season matches
  • Users online suggest his ‘unorthodox style’ draws similarities with Torres 

Liverpool fans on social media have compared new signing Darwin Nunez to ‘prime Fernando Torres’ after the Uruguayan bagged scored four goals against RB Leipzig.

After struggling in pre-season games against Manchester United and Crystal Palace, the club-record signing has opened his account for the Merseyside club in spectacular fashion.

Despite a difficult start, the 23-year-old’s 45 minute cameo at the Red Bull Arena was enough to convince Reds fans online that he ‘gives off Torres vibes’, following the 5-0 victory.

Darwin Nunez opened his Liverpool account during their 5-0 demolition of RB Leipzig

The club-record signing has drawn comparisons with Liverpool legend Fernando Torres

The club-record signing has drawn comparisons with Liverpool legend Fernando Torres

Nunez, who came on in the second half, scored his first Liverpool goal from the spot in the 48th minute – a weak penalty but one that clearly provided him with confidence. 

Six minutes into his night he had two, collecting a pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold and finishing clinically before wrapping up his treble on 68 minutes.

The £85m centre forward added another in the final minute from a pass by Fabio Carvalho, another of Liverpool’s summer signings, to claim his fourth goal.

Nunez scored from the spot to get off the mark before going on to notch three more goals

Nunez scored from the spot to get off the mark before going on to notch three more goals

Having patiently waited for Nunez to get off the mark, fans on social media have been sent into a frenzy after his four-goal haul and cannot hold back comparisons with their legendary Spanish No.9.

One user claimed: ‘Nunez’s movement was like prime Torres in his first season at Liverpool in 2008, aggressive quick and always on the last defenders shoulder.’

‘Nunez really gives off Torres vibes doesn’t he? Unorthodox centre forward with an eye for goal. His movement frees up so much space around him. Makes you wonder if we should change to a 4231 as he creates so much space for a number 10 to operate in. Like Torres did for Stevie…’ another fan tweeted.

Fans on social media suggested his 'unorthodox style' draws similarities with Torres

Fans on social media suggested his ‘unorthodox style’ draws similarities with Torres

Fans think Nunez's movement could replicate that of Torres and Steven Gerrard back in the day

Fans think Nunez’s movement could replicate that of Torres and Steven Gerrard back in the day

What will be interesting is whether or not he’ll start from the outset against Manchester City in the Community Shield next weekend. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have one more pre-season friendly before their face-off with the Citizens, as Nunez’s prepares for his biggest test since joining the Reds.

Liverpool’s final pre-season game sees them take on RB Salzburg on Wednesday afternoon – just three days before the Community Shield Final. 

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