The Reds seemingly need to be active in the winter transfer market to avoid further slip-ups of the same like.
Following a dismal 2022–2023 season, Liverpool supporters should be thrilled with how Jurgen Klopp has effectively restructured the team, positioning them at the top of the Premier League once more.
This was made clear by the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Luton Town on Sunday at Kenilworth Road, which had echoes of last season’s slump. Darwin Nunez’s impressive performance only exacerbated the situation.
The Anfield supporters are nevertheless excited about the next stage of the rebuild, despite Fabinho’s summer transfer to Al-Ittihad leaving place for a bright new specialist at number six. Last year’s depleted midfield was rebuilt on an industrial scale.
Having made impressive improvements to his game since the summer, Liverpool were treated to a harrowing spectacle of the Nunez of old against Luton.
Liverpool might’ve had their blushes spared by Luis Diaz’s last-gasp equaliser off the bench – an extraordinary and emotional moment given the Colombian’s ongoing family crisis – but the ceded territory highlighted weaknesses in this resurgent Reds squad.
According to Sofascore, Nunez squandered three excellent opportunities, hitting the goal three times, missing it four times, and having two attempts blocked. Quite frankly, this was not a display of the Uruguayan’s best attributes or growth this season, and if he had been more clinical, his team would have undoubtedly won.
Although his carelessness is concerning, Klopp will be hoping that it was an isolated incident for the time being, considering he has already registered seven goals and four assists this season.
While the 24-year-old was the clear underperformer against the Hatters, Klopp will continue to have faith in his center-forward’s cutting edge. However, there is more reason for concern given Alexis Mac Allister’s ongoing troubles in the midfield.