Thierry Henry exposes the mistake Darwin Nunez is making at Liverpool.
Thierry Henry reveals the mistake Darwin Nunez is making at Liverpool.
Darwin Nunez needs to play with more poise, according to Thierry Henry, who thinks the Uruguayan is attempting to “overdo it” for Liverpool.
On Tuesday night, the £85 million summer transfer to Liverpool scored his sixth goal of the year as Jurgen Klopp’s team defeated Napoli 2-0 in the Champions League.
The 23-year-old has already received criticism for his performances this year and has been found guilty of squandering Liverpool’s easy opportunities.
Henry, however, thinks Nunez is headed in the right direction and thinks the Uruguayan international is straining too hard to make a difference.
‘I think he needs confidence, and the confidence that I’m talking about is when you are at a club and feel like you’re going to play week in and week out, you’re a bit colder in front of goal,’ Henry told CBS.
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‘Because he wants to please so much and do so much and he wants to wow the Liverpool fans, sometimes he rushes it. He gets the ball and he rushes it instead of controlling, going back on his right foot and finishing clean.
‘I went through that. When you arrive as a big signing and just overdo it at times. Coming in after Sadio Mane, that’s not easy to do and you just overdo it instead of being calm, cool and finishing.
‘He’s the type of guy where when he gets one then things will come. I don’t think he’s a finisher like Robbie Fowler, not a lot of people are finishers like Robbie Fowler in all fairness, but he has goals in him.
‘He’s a bit more of a handful. Sometimes he will rush a bit like Alexis Sanchez or a young Luis Suarez when you felt like things were bounding off of him and stuff like that but when you start to master what you’re good at, then you can control it better. And I think that will happen to him. I think he can do that.’