Last summer, Liverpool conducted a crucial bit of business by bringing in Uruguay International Darwin Nunez for a hefty transfer fee of up to £75 million with add-ons included.
In the months that have passed since, the striker has endured a roller-coaster spell in Red, but in recent weeks, the 23-year-old really looks to be coming into his own.
Deployed as part of a newly created front three alongside Cody Gakpo and Mo Salah, Nunez has put in some solid displays.
To capitalize on his pace and strength on the ball, the forward has been given the freedom to interchange positions with Gakpo down the left when required, allowing him to really flourish.
The former Benfica man has found the net 4 times in his last 5 appearances, with those 2 of those coming during his excellent performance against Manchester United.
Nunez’s goal-scoring instincts were on full display in the 7-0 thrashing, the striker expertly carved out spaces for himself in the United box and went on to score with two strong headers.
While the striker is still a bit raw and his actions on the ball can be rather chaotic on occasions, the potential is undoubtedly there and having recognized it early, the Liverpool faithful have backed their No.27 since the very beginning.
Nunez even had his own chant long before he set foot in Merseyside, one that managed to garner plenty of popularity online.
Created by TikToker Pete Boc, the chant starts off with ‘Darwin Darwin Nunez’, we’re sure you’ve heard of it.
Despite its fame online, the chant hasn’t yet landed at Anfield, and so for now, the stands don’t have a song to sing for Nunez.
But we reckon this is about to change very soon, as a new chant for the Uruguayan recently hit Twitter.
Created by a group of Reds, the chant can be seen in action in this clip, which displays them bolting it out loud at the local pub.
While the rhythm of Boc’s chant would be difficult to keep up with for a large group of supporters singing in unison, this one keeps it relatively simple.
The lyrics are –
‘He’s Darwin Nunez,
Running down the line.
He’s Darwin Nunez,
Scoring all the time.
Ah he’s our Number 27,
And he comes from Uruguay.’
Once Nunez inevitably inherits the No. 9 shirt from Roberto Firmino, the chant will flow even more sweetly, making it a strong contender to be sung on matchday. Though in its current form, one has to admit that Pete Boc’s masterpiece is a way more catchy tune.
For his debut season, 14 goals in 31 appearances are far from poor, and while the goal tally will increase with time, Nunez already seems to have turned into a fan-favourite.