Darwin Nunez mocked for nearly hitting CORNER FLAG in Uruguay training

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

  • Darwin Nunez has been ridiculed online for a wayward effort in Uruguay training
  • The forward robbed his team-mate before his wild shot nearly hit the corner flag
  • Liverpool signed the 23-year-old striker from Benfica for £85million this summer 
  • Nunez has struggled to settle, scoring once in five games and getting a red card
  • Meanwhile, Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland has 14 in nine games
  • A fan joked Reds supporters must apologise for comparing Nunez to Haaland
  • Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates

Liverpool star Darwin Nunez has been ridiculed online for a wild shot that almost hit the corner flag in Uruguay training. 

The 23-year-old striker, who joined the Reds this summer from Benfica for £85million, is away with his country on international duty after an under-par start to the campaign at Anfield that has seen him net just one goal in five competitive games.

And Nunez’s woes continued after his wayward effort went viral after it flew miles off target, leading fans to mock the forward on social media. 

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

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

Darwin Nunez Abschluss😻😻#nunezliverpool

The footage, jokingly set to the Champions League anthem, shows Nunez clatter into a team-mate, fouling him, before he is allowed to continue running towards goal. 

Under minimal pressure from any defenders, he then shanked his effort horribly wide, with the goalkeeper forced to sprint away from goal in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the ball.

Nunez then bows his head in frustration, with football fans descending on the video to mock his attempted strike – some poking fun at Liverpool supporters who had compared him to Erling Haaland in pre-season.

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

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 matches. 

Fans have savaged Liverpool supporters for comparing Nunez (R) to Erling Haaland (L) after his woes this season continued

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

Many Liverpool fans had insisted their new man would outshine Haaland, but the Norway international has looked a league above him thus far. 

The TikTok video, already liked more than 125,000 times, attracted plenty of comments from fans who were left baffled by the effort.

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

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

Nunez has had a difficult campaign so far and was sent off in Liverpool’s draw with Palace

Another fan joked he was sorry for ever 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 a 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 posted: ‘It gets to the point where u can’t defend him anymore.’

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

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