Darwin Nunez Betting Specials: Paddy’s prices on how Liverpool’s new hitman will get on

A Uruguayan striker at Liverpool? We've seen that before... (hopefully this one's less bitey)


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

Sixty Four million smackers. And the fee could rise to become Liverpool’s record signing. FSG really put their hand in their pocket to secure the signature of Darwin Nunez from Benfica.

A signing that had nothing to do with City splashing the cash on Erling Haaland, of course.

With Sadio Mane joining Bayern Munich, Nunez has big shoes to fill at Anfield, as Liverpool look to regain the Premier League title from Champions City.


The 22-year-old scored 34 goals for Benfica in all competitions last season, and before signing on the dotted line for Jurgen Klopp’s side  was linked with a host of top European sides. And Tottenham.

Those with good memories will remember Nunez grabbed a goal in both Champions League Quarter Final legs, as Liverpool overcame Benfica 6-4 on aggregate. Clearly those performances were enough to convince the Reds to part with some serious cash to lure the hitman to Merseyside.

But how will he handle the move to England? Our team of trusty traders have unearthed some special bets for the Uruguayan’s arrival – and we’ve picked out the best of the bunch below. For the full wedge, take a look at our Darwin Nunez Liverpool Specials section.

The first question is, will Darwin hit the ground running, or will he need time to evolve into a Premier League star? There will be a lot of pressure on the young man, which comes which such a large price-tag. Liverpool face newly-promoted Fulham first up, before a home game against Crystal Palace and a trip to rivals Manchester United. Can Nunez bag in all three? (Void if he doesn’t play)

And how about if we add home games against another newly-promoted side, Bournemouth, and newly-wealthy side Newcastle United into the mix? Could Nunez go five for five? (Again, void if he doesn’t play in all five)

But just how many goals is Nunez gonna bag next season? He’s not the only Liverpool player targeting over 20 goals a season, with Mo Salah netting 23 last season, but in a side that scored 94 times last season – goals are always on the menu.

Speaking of Salah – can the new £64 million man force his way ahead of the Egyptian to become Liverpool’s main man?

Liverpool must be sick of not winning the Premier League after a points total above 90. Such a return was unheard of just a few years ago and you don’t spend money like this and not expect the goals and trophies to follow. But will this Uruguayan be able to go one better than the one before him and lift the Prem as well as top-scoring for the Reds?

Two big signings. Over £110 million spent. Another Liverpool v City affair, with their Manchester rivals spending over £50 million on Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Last season Nunez hit 34 in 41 games for Benfica, whilst Haaland netted 29 in 30 games – arguably against stronger opposition. But will Liverpool’s new boy come out on top next season? You decide.

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