Former Liverpool star Dean Saunders has expressed worries over Liverpool’s £85million signing, MySportDab reports.
Liverpool had signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a deal worth €100million with €75million paid upfront and €25million add-ons.
Dean Saunders expressed his worries over the likelihood of Darwin Nunez replicating his goal-scoring ability in the Premier League.
Saunders asserted that Darwin might have difficulty scoring goals in the Premier League.
In an interview with talksport, Saunders revealed that the English Premier League and the Benfica League are different.
Saunders argues that how the two league sets fixtures may be the first thing the Uruguay international must adapt.
“How? Being honest, it’s easier. They set the fixture list in a certain way so that every team gets a tough game, a mid-table game and then two easy games, otherwise the season is over by Christmas.
According to Saunders, the Portuguese Primeira Liga is set so that all teams competing for the title have equal fixtures.
“So they set the fixtures list up so that at the end of the season all the teams that are in with a shout of winning the league – Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Porto – have fixtures that are equal.
Saunders said he had played with top players in the Primeira Liga who scored two or more goals in a game.
“I played up front with Nuno Gomez and Joao Pinto, and sometimes those two would just cruise through games and score two or three goals.
Unlike the Premier League, Saunders contended that one could get easy goals in the Primeira Liga.
“You don’t get any easy goals in the Premier League, but you probably could in that league.
Saunders said that his concern hinges on the fact Darwin Nunez may not be able to harvest many goals for Liverpool in the Premier League as he does in Benfica.