Darwin Nunez leaves fans stunned as he suddenly deletes all Liverpool pictures off his Instagram
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Darwin Nunez leaves fans stunned as he suddenly deletes all Liverpool pictures off his Instagram

May 7, 2024

Darwin Nunez has removed all Liverpool-related pictures off of his Instagram page in a move that has left fans stunned.

Liverpool got back to winning ways on Sunday with a solid 4-2 win over Tottenham – but Reds fans’ mood quickly changed after the game as they spotted the striker’s social media move.

Nunez had an underwhelming cameo against Tottenham

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Nunez had an underwhelming cameo against TottenhamCredit: Getty

The only Liverpool related photo left on his page is his profile picture, which is a snap of the back of his shirt reading ‘Darwin’ and his squad number, nine.

Otherwise, his Instagram profile is only pictures of him with Uruguay and Benfica and the occasional snap of him and his family.

Reacting to the move, one Liverpool fan wrote on X: “Darwin Nunez deleting all Liverpool related content on his Instagram is absolutely ridiculous. Why would you do that? Makes absolutely zero sense and just fuels speculation over his Liverpool future. Bizarre.”

“Online abuse or direct criticism is not acceptable, no matter what,” another said. “Back your players, even on a rough patch. Even on a human level, we all struggle mentally and need support. You’ll Never Walk Alone, Darwin Nunez.”

A third added: “I’ve seen Nunez has deleted all his posts related to Liverpool. Obviously, no player should be abused. But, the criticism (purely football) is fair. He cost £85m.

“2 seasons and he’s still underwhelming, especially in front of goal and gets caught offside too often.”

Nunez has struggled for consistency in front of goal since arriving at Anfield from Benfica for an overall fee of £85million in the summer of 2022.

In 94 appearances, the Uruguayan has netted 33 goals and made 17 assists.

Nunez has stripped away most evidence of him being a Liverpool player

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Nunez has stripped away most evidence of him being a Liverpool playerCredit: Instagram:@darwin_n9

That’s a modest return for a striker starting out in the Premier League.

However, the 24-year-old has been guiltier than most of missing a number of golden opportunities to find the back of the net.

Michael Owen predicts Darwin Nunez could become ‘absolute force’ in the Premier League after Mo Salah leaves Liverpool

His 15 minutes on the pitch at the end of the victory over Spurs demonstrated that, being flagged offside twice and hitting a one-on-one straight at Guglielmo Vicario.

Nunez is now without a goal since the 3-1 win over Sheffield United in early April.

The Uruguayan’s tally of 11 league goals this term sees him rank 15th in the top flight this term, with teammate and winger Mohamed Salah coming in fifth with 18 goals.

Title rivals and league leader, Manchester City‘s Erling Haaland, meanwhile, has bagged 25.

Nunez's wastefulness has been frustrating for Liverpool fans

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Nunez’s wastefulness has been frustrating for Liverpool fansCredit: Getty

It’s not clear why Nunez has deleted evidence of his Liverpool career off his profile, but his future beyond Jurgen Klopp‘s departure remains unclear.

He has four years remaining on his current deal.

Asked to comment on the struggles of Nunez and Salah in front of goal after the 2-0 loss to Everton last month, Klopp told reporters: “It’s tricky. Strikers have to go through these things. That’s how it is.

“That’s a striker’s life. A goalkeeper’s life is make 500 saves, then one howler – and everybody talks about this. A striker’s life is you score all the time, then you don’t score for a while and then everybody asks why you don’t score.

“It can be the most difficult thing in the world and sometimes it’s the easiest thing in the world, depending on what chance you get. We had good chances against Everton but again we were a bit in a rush in finishing them off.

“So create again, create again and try and get in the right positions to finish the situations off. It will be a really rich man or woman who can write that book [on a striker getting back to their best]. You have to go through it.

“I try to help them speeding it up. That says nothing about the quality of the boys.”

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