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Darwin Nunez would stop taking penalties forever after his failure against Blues

A bad game could change the way a player plays and collect penalty kicks

By Charles Cornwall

A big dilemma at Anfield after Nunez's mistake against Chelsea
A big dilemma at Anfield after Nunez's mistake against Chelsea
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Following Darwin Nunez's miss against Chelsea on Wednesday, the Reds will be looking for another penalty taker, as the Uruguayan missed what would have been 3-0 before the end of the first half. Despite this, Núñez continued to give an excellent game where he managed to give an assist to Colombian Luis Díaz to score the fourth goal for the Reds and the fourth goal in the Premier League this season for Lucho.

This mistake might seem minimal since the team won and proved to continue with an excellent level, being a consistent team. This could have serious consequences for Núñez, who is having an excellent season, as the Uruguayan is having great numbers that place them as one of the favorites of the fans and Jürgen Klopp.

Despite this, Núñez could not take another penalty, as the Uruguayan will have to improve some other aspects in which he has already improved, and then focus fully on penalties. The missed penalty against Chelsea being the beginning of this great dilemma, since the Uruguayan before having missed this penalty had a 100% effectiveness. This may be the last penalty he takes.

Núñez has shown himself to be a player very committed to improving, so without a doubt he will be able to overcome this and will be able to regain the necessary confidence to take a penalty, however, now he will have to fight for this privilege, since at Anfield there are great collectors, such as Diogo Jota, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai or even Trent Alexander Arnold.

It was a bigger mistake for Jürgen Klopp to have allowed Núñez to take the penalty

This missed penalty could unleash great consequences, as now Klopp will have to think twice before choosing his collector, mainly to ensure favorable scores for the Reds, and on some occasions when missing these opportunities a score could be reversed against after being won. So Núñez might not take a penalty again.

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