Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler backs Darwin Nunez.

Fowler on Darwin Nunez: "We have been missing this type of player for a good few years now."

Former England international Robbie Fowler believes Darwin Nunez brings something different to Liverpool FC.

While the Reds legend acknowledges that Saudi Mane’s impact on Jurgen Klopp’s team will be missed, he also reckons Nunez will provide unique displays that the Merseyside club have been missing in recent years.

Liverpool completed the signing of the Uruguay striker from Benfica on a six-year deal for an initial £64m in June.

Speaking to James Mountford on BBC Radio Merseyside, the former Liverpool striker said: "I was disappointed with Mane leaving, but I don’t think they could have kept him and Mohamed Salah with the wage demands.

"I’m very buoyed by the fact they have gone and got Darwin Nunez. I think he’s a good player and I think he will score goals. The fact he has been in Champions League games and scored against top teams, he will understand what the demand of the Premier League is all about.

"We have been missing this type of player for a good few years now. As much as Firmino has played that role, and Mane towards the end of last season, I don’t think we have had the architectural type of number nine that I wanted to see: someone who wants to play on the defenders' shoulders, someone who wants to get over the back line. And I think we’ve got that in Nunez.

"It’s a gamble - we all know it’s a gamble - but it’s a gamble that Jurgen Klopp and his staff are more than prepared to take."

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