Tony Cascarino asserts that Liverpool’s chances of clinching the Premier League title may be jeopardized if Darwin Nunez fails to replicate his performance against Crystal Palace.
Despite being a talented 24-year-old attacker, Nunez was unable to score against Crystal Palace, leaving Harvey Elliott and Mohamed Salah to secure the victory for Liverpool at Selhurst Park.
Cascarino, expressing his views on TalkSport, emphasizes that Liverpool’s title race hinge on Nunez finding his scoring form, given the evident skill and potential the striker possesses.
Cascarino said: “If Liverpool are going to have the chance of winning the league, he’s got to turn up. He’s got to be clinical and he’s got to be in the side to prove his worth. At the moment, I’m watching Darwin Nunez in the last few games, and his games are all over the place.
“His touch is off, he’s running into space and getting caught offside all the time. Liverpool fans love him and we’d all love him, he’s got more goals for Uruguay this season than Liverpool in the Premier League.
“So, be the Uruguayan Darwin Nunez, the player that plays for his national team, the player that can excel at a club where you’re in a forward line that will get goals. I just think there has to be more from him for Liverpool to have a chance of winning the title.”
For Liverpool to Win the Premier League, Darwin Nunez Has to Get Firing
With Liverpool presently leading the Premier League, there is a genuine opportunity for the Reds to secure England’s foremost football prize once more.
However, should Nunez struggle to perform, Liverpool could encounter a significant challenge, lacking their primary player’s prowess in spearheading the attack for securing the necessary goals to clinch a second Premier League title.
Despite boasting an array of world-class attackers, Nunez stands out as the most suitable candidate to occupy the central role in Jurgen Klopp’s lineup.
Should Nunez fail to regain form, Klopp faces a substantial decision in the upcoming weeks, particularly if key players like Salah are sidelined with injuries.