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Liverpool: Darwin Nunez mocked on social media after he nearly hit CORNER FLAG in Uruguay training

‘Liverpool fans should apologize for ever comparing this guy to Haaland’: Darwin Nunez is mocked on social media after the £85million forward almost hit the CORNER FLAG with an effort in Uruguay training that was ‘harder to do than to score’

  • Darwin Nunez has been ridiculed online for a wayward effort in Uruguay training
  • The striker robbed his teammate before his wild shot almost hit the corner flag
  • Liverpool signed the 23-year-old striker from Benfica for £85m this summer
  • Nunez has struggled to settle and has scored twice in six games and received a red card
  • Meanwhile, Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland has 14 in 10 games
  • One fan joked Reds supporters must apologize for comparing Nunez to Haaland
  • Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
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Darwin Nunez has been ridiculed online for a wild shot that nearly hit the corner flag in Uruguay training.

The 23-year-old striker, who joined Liverpool in the summer from Benfica for £85million, is away with his country on international duty.

And Nunez continued his mediocre start to the season with a wayward effort that flew miles off target, prompting fans to take to social media to mock the striker.

Darwin Nunez has been savagely mocked online for a wayward effort in Uruguay training
Darwin Nunez has been savagely mocked online for a wayward effort in Uruguay training

Darwin Nunez has been savagely mocked online for a wayward effort in Uruguay training

Liverpool striker Nunez fired the ball miles from the target and almost hit the corner flag
Liverpool striker Nunez fired the ball miles from the target and almost hit the corner flag
The £85 million summer signing then bowed his head in disappointment as someone retrieved the ball
The £85 million summer signing then bowed his head in disappointment as someone retrieved the ball

Liverpool’s £85m forward almost hit the corner flag with the wild shot before bowing his head

Nunez has struggled to settle at Anfield, scoring just twice in six games while missing several good chances and receiving a red card and subsequent three-game ban for a shocking header on Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen.

Meanwhile, Manchester City’s summer signing Erling Haaland, who joined for £51m from Borussia Dortmund, has hit the ground running with 14 goals in 10 games, including 11 in seven Premier League games.

Many Liverpool fans had compared the pair at the start of the season, insisting their new man would surpass Haaland, but that has not proved the case so far.

The footage, jokingly set to the Champions League anthem, shows Nunez clapping into a team-mate who fouls him before being allowed to continue running towards goal.

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1663749119 376 Liverpool Darwin Nunez mocked on social media after he nearly
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1663749123 286 Liverpool Darwin Nunez mocked on social media after he nearly
And football fans quickly took to social media (pictured) to ridicule the 23-year-old forward
And football fans quickly took to social media (pictured) to ridicule the 23-year-old forward

And football fans quickly took to social media (pictured) to ridicule the 23-year-old forward

Under minimal pressure from any defenders, he then flung his effort horribly wide, with the keeper forced to sprint away from goal in a failed attempt to stop the ball.

Nunez then bows his head in frustration – but the TikTok video, which has already been liked more than 125,000 times, attracted plenty of comments from football fans who mocked his shot.

One said: ‘All Liverpool fans the world over should pick a venue to collectively apologize to the rest of the world for ever comparing this guy to Haaland.’

Another added: ‘It looked harder to do than to score’, with a third questioning ‘How did he do it pro?’.

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1663749127 748 Liverpool Darwin Nunez mocked on social media after he nearly
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1663749129 531 Liverpool Darwin Nunez mocked on social media after he nearly
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Another fan joked he was sorry for comparing Nunez to former £35m flop Andy Carroll
Another fan joked he was sorry for comparing Nunez to former £35m flop Andy Carroll

Another fan joked he was sorry for comparing Nunez to former £35m flop Andy Carroll

One continued: ‘This looks like golf trying to get it to the flag’, while a TikTok user sarcastically posted: ‘What a player.’

A sixth said: ‘He’s a social experiment at this point’, and one football fan added: ‘(Liverpool manager Jurgen) Klopp will come out and tell you it was the wind’, followed by a wind and two laughing emojis.

Another account wrote: ‘It’s getting to the point where you can’t defend him anymore.’

One said: ‘I’m here to say sorry Andy Carroll ever compared you to this guy, it was too harsh’, while a tenth simply concluded: ‘Barca dodged a bullet.’

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