Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez has given his reaction after receiving the Bola de Prata award for top-scoring in Portugal last season.
The new Liverpool player received the award ahead of his arrival on Merseyside later this week. Taking to his Instagram account, Nunez shared a picture of himself and his baby son alongside the trophy.
“Son, your dad was a scorer in the Portuguese league,” wrote the 23-year-old.
Nunez won the award comfortably last season, finishing on 26 goals, six ahead of his nearest challenger. It’s the first time a former/future Liverpool player has won the trophy.
Darwin hungry for more awards in England
Now that Nunez has a taste of getting his hands on one top-scorer trophy, he hopefully has his eyes on another next season.
It won’t be easy to win the Premier League Golden Boot, though. As well as competition from within in the shape of Mohamed Salah, there are also some of the world’s best forwards playing in the league.
Manchester City new-boy Erling Haaland is likely to be many people’s favourite to wrestle the award from Salah’s grip. But Harry Kane isn’t going anywhere, either.
Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy and Son Heung-Min are two more former winners still lurking about.
Cristiano Ronaldo may have something to say about it if he continues in England, and there’s probably some wildcards ready to pounce, too.
If Nunez were to outscore all those big names, he will already be giving Liverpool a return on his transfer fee.
The Uruguayan may be something of an outsider in this particular race, but he shouldn’t let that faze him.
Having signed a six-year deal at Anfield, he has plenty of time to mix it with the big boys. Next season is all about adaptation, and settling in. And if he doesn’t get the goals, you can bet your bottom dollar that Salah will.