Lionel Messi lauds ‘wonderful’ Liverpool participant as followers say he ‘is aware of ball’

Lionel Messi is in Liverpool supporters’ good books after singing Darwin Nunez’s praises this week.

His Argentina workforce have been bested by Nunez’s Uruguay on Friday, with the Reds striker grabbing the second aim in a 2-0 win handy the world champions their first defeat since dropping to Saudi Arabia in Qatar a 12 months in the past. Speaking forward of his nation’s mammoth World Cup qualifier with Brazil on Wednesday, Messi mentioned Uruguay absolutely deserved to win and counseled Nunez for being on the centre of their success.

“Uruguay are good at rebounding and playing in space on counter attack,” the 36-year-old mentioned. “They have excellent players for that like Darwin [Nunez].”

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Liverpool supporters on social media reckoned Messi’s feedback have been proof that their No. 9, who has struggled for kind and objectives since arriving from Benfica in 2022, will finally come good. “Messi backs Nunez! There’s no way he doesn’t become a top level striker with all his talents,” one fan wrote on X.

“Messi knows ball,” mentioned one other. A 3rd declared: “No doubt in my mind Nunez will make it at Liverpool. Even Messi knows he’s a great player,” whereas a fourth beamed: “Nunez gets the Messi seal of approval, and soon, the rest of the world’s!”

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Messi mentioned Nunez was “excellent” towards Argentina on Friday

Nunez has been in first rate kind for Liverpool this season, with 4 Premier League objectives to his identify

Nunez, 24, has scored roughly a aim each three video games at Anfield since arriving from Benfica, however his year-and-a-half stint on the membership has been underwhelming contemplating his hefty price ticket (£85million). He’s been in first rate kind up to now this marketing campaign and appears to have shaken off a few of his first season jitters, however whether or not he’ll ever be constant sufficient to steer the road for Liverpool long-term is one other query.

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Though he is having little hassle doing so for Uruguay, netting three objectives in 5 appearances this 12 months. His nation are at present two factors behind Argentina, who’re high of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying desk, and so they’ll have the possibility to leapfrog them with a win over Bolivia on Tuesday, offering Argentina fail to beat Brazil.