xG is the best predictor of long term goalscoring. Erling Haaland’s xG/90 is actually better than Uruguay’s. Nunez’s decision-making, composure and finishing have been poor so far. But his potential is extraordinary.
Nunez has scored three times in his three previous starts but it is still dividing opinions. He could have scored five to six more. His sheer brutish physicality and movement is amazing. He ran 38 km/hr in Versus West Ham, where he was awarded an excellent winner. This is the fastest time a Premier League footballer ever ran. To add to his clinical header, Nunez almost scored two wonder-goals. All of this happened before 57 minutes when he was substituted.
He looks more confident and comfortable in every game. Although he will miss many chances, the amount of shots he takes in good positions means that goals are almost certain.
In addition to the stats, it’s a lot of fun to watch him. It’s all action, every time. While there will be moments of madness, the PS85m Liverpool spent to purchase Nunez will eventually feel like a bargain. 100 goals by 26. It was here that you heard it first.