Despite not having an Erling Haaland-like impact after joining Liverpool, Darwin Nunez has won the hearts of the club’s supporters.
He was part of the team that played against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, where Liverpool could only manage a draw. Nevertheless, Nunez showed his appreciation to the away fans after the game.
As Darwin Nunez approached the Liverpool section at the stadium to acknowledge the supporters, a chant of his name erupted from the crowd.
However, a young boy stood out amongst the others, singing the forward’s praises more passionately than anyone else.
Nunez’s gesture to the young boy on his birthday
During the match, a fan in the stands was seen holding up a sign that said “Nunez, I love you more than my dad. It’s my birthday, can I have your shirt please?”
Although such requests are not uncommon in football matches, Nunez was clearly touched by the message and immediately walked over to the young boy.
He gave the fan a thumbs up and handed him the shirt he wore in the match without hesitation. This gesture brought tears of happiness to the young supporter’s eyes, who was visibly emotional. Eventually, a family member had to console him. It was a heartwarming moment that showed the impact football players can have on their fans.
Well played, Darwin. Well played.
Check out the wholesome clip below;
VIDEO: Darwin Nunez gives young fan his shirt
A special birthday gift from @Darwinn99 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tB2T3z9Np2
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 4, 2023
Liverpool hang on to claim point
Liverpool’s performance at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea was far from their best this season, despite securing a draw.
With key players such as Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold benched, the team struggled to create scoring opportunities.
In fact, they were fortunate to hold on to a draw, as Chelsea missed several chances and had a goal from Kai Havertz disallowed due to handball.
This result has seen Liverpool drop to eighth in the Premier League standings, while Chelsea remain in eleventh place.
With only ten league matches remaining, Klopp’s team is facing a challenging task of securing a European football spot, and their chances are slowly dwindling.
Nunez’ form this season
Darwin Nunez has scored 14 goals in 35 games since joining Liverpool, which is not a bad return for a striker who is still adapting to English football.
However, the Uruguayan has been known to miss significant scoring opportunities, which is a cause for concern.
While Nunez has struggled to make a significant impact in the Premier League, his counterpart Erling Haaland who was signed by Manchester City during the same window last summer, has adapted quickly to the English football and has been a major success.
However, despite Nunez’s occasional missed chances, most Liverpool fans still recognize his talent and hard work for the team.
Although this season has been challenging for him, next season could be a different story if he manages to improve his finishing skills.