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Unbelievable’: Ian Wright says 23-year-old Liverpool player will explode



‘Unbelievable’: Ian Wright says 23-year-old Liverpool player will explode next season

BBC MOTD pundit Ian Wright has said that Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez could explode next season.

The Arsenal legend has said on Match of the Day on BBC One (11:12pm, May 6, 2023) that Nunez should have scored a few goals for Liverpool against Brentford at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

While analysing the chances that Nunez missed against the Bees, Wright said that he believes that the striker could get better next season and could explode.

The MOTD pundit added that the striker’s stats for Liverpool this season are “unbelievable”.

The 23-year-old striker has scored nine goals and given three assists in 19 Premier League starts for the Reds this season.

The Uruguay international striker also scored four goals in five UEFA Champions League starts for Jurgen Klopp’s side this campaign.

Against Brentford at Anfield in the Premier League game on Saturday evening, Nunez missed a few good chances, but he worked hard, linked up well with his attacking teammates, and was a problem for the Bees’ defence during his time on the pitch.

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Liverpool beat Brentford 1-0 to enhance their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League table this season.

Mohamed Salah scored the only goal of the match in the 13th minute.

Ian Wright on Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez

Wright said about Nunez when asked if he could turnaround next season: “Absolutely, especially when you see the chances that he is getting, the chances he is missing.

“Next season he will liven himself up, get more intense in respects of his goalscoring, and then he will finish those. I am not worried for him.”

The former Arsenal striker added: “Unbelievable numbers.”

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An early goal by Mohamed Salah was enough to give Liverpool a 1-0 Premier League win over Brentford on Saturday that keeps the pressure on rivals Manchester United in the hunt for Champions League football next season.


Their sixth league win in a row left Liverpool in fifth spot on 62 points, one behind fourth-placed United, but the Red Devils have two games in hand. Brentford are ninth on 50 points.

Brentford strung five across the back in an effort to thwart Liverpool’s array of attacking riches, but they still went behind in the 13th minute as Virgil van Dijk headed Fabinho’s cross back for Salah to bundle home his 100th goal at Anfield.

Bryan Mbeumo out-sprinted and out-muscled Van Dijk to fire home in the 40th minute for Brentford, but the flag went up for a marginal offside that was confirmed by VAR and the goal was disallowed.

Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo both wasted good chances to increase Liverpool’s lead, but with Brentford only managing a single shot on target, Salah’s goal proved enough for the home side to claim the victory.

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