Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez has been praised for his strength and power for Uruguay last night.

Nunez came into the game in good form. Having put Newcastle to the sword a couple of weeks ago, the 24-year-old put in a strong showing against Aston Villa on Sunday.

That streak continued for Uruguay against Chile last night, with Nunez laying on two assists for his team. And it’s safe to say that national paper El Observador were suitably impressed.

Darwin Nunez
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They claimed that Liverpool’s No.9 was akin to an ‘off-road’ tractor such was his power. So strong was Darwin, that it’s claimed his Chilean opponents simply could not deal with him.

With the overall performance described as being ‘very good,’ Nunez collected himself a 7/10 rating. Another good showing!

Nunez earns rave reviews

We have to say, we’ve never heard any player described in such a way before. And we love it! El Tractor feels like a suitably fitting name for the enigma that is Darwin Nunez.

He’s all power, strength and speed. His style of play could reasonably be labelled as being ‘agricultural’ in some quarters, too. The former Benfica man is certainly a throwback.

There are time when his straightforward approach looks ungainly and doesn’t quite come off. But when it works, it really works, and it did last night.

Darwin Nunez

Having taken over Uruguay’s No.9 from Luis Suarez, this is hopefully a sign of things to come for Darwin.

It would’ve been nice if he had been able to score last night. Even without finding the net though, he does tend to contribute regardless.

The same was true of Liverpool’s win over Villa on Sunday. He may not have scored – though he should have – but he still ended the game with an assist to his name.

His speed, strength and indeed power make Nunez a handful even when he isn’t playing well. When it clicks, like it did for Uruguay last night, it’s something special to watch. El Tractor, Liverpool’s No.9.

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