According to Darwin Nuñez, he is attempting to ‘follow in the footsteps’ of Liverpool and Uruguayan star Luis Suarez.
Throughout his first 17 appearances of the season, Liverpool’s number nine has scored seven goals and provided four assists.
As Uruguay defeated Argentina in a World Cup qualifying match last Friday in Buenos Aires, the 24-year-old scored the game-winning goal to extend his scorching form into the international break.
Nuñez has transitioned into the role of a leading man for both the club and his country after a challenging year after his big-money move to Liverpool.
Suarez, a true Uruguayan legend and former goal-machine for Liverpool, left the number nine shirt on the international team to be worn by the striker. After demonstrating strong play for Gremio, 36-year-old Suarez was welcomed back into Marcelo Bielsa’s team last month, marking his first appearance since the 2022 World Cup.
Alongside a national hero, Nuñez acknowledged that it was a “special” occasion to commemorate Uruguay’s historic victory over Argentina.
Nuñez told El Pais, “Celebrating with Luis is something very nice and special.” “The man who created history is the nine of Uruguay. Every day, I strive to be like him.
Noting: “Luis is very important for this group that we have,” Nuñez continued, expressing admiration for the former Premier League Golden Boot winner on behalf of himself and the other less seasoned Uruguay stars.
“He’s a highly experienced player who has played a significant amount for his country.” His presence, his assistance to the younger ones, and the knowledge we gain from him are all excellent.
On Wednesday morning, Nuñez and Suarez will face Bolivia in an effort to maintain pressure on Argentina, who leads the early qualifying.