Virgil van Dijk praises 'quality' Darwin Nunez as £85m Liverpool striker finally finds form

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton on 12 November, 2022 at Anfield, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Virgil van Dijk has heaped praise upon Darwin Nunez for beginning to live up to his mega £85m price tag, after the Liverpool striker bagged a brace in Saturday's 3-1 win over Southampton at Anfield.

Nunez became the Reds' most expensive signing of all time when he made the switch from Benfica in June – but, after scoring in his first two appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side, the Uruguay international went off the boil.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...