Darwin Núñez’s goals for Uruguay are good news for Arne Slot and Liverpool

Núñez is thriving at the Copa América in Marcelo Bielsa’s 4-2-3-1 formation – the same system Slot used at Feyenoord

By Ben McAleer for WhoScored

Darwin Núñez was on the scoresheet for Uruguay in their opening game at the Copa América. It was no surprise to see the Liverpool striker find the net in the 3-1 win against Panama in Miami given his recent form for Marcelo Bielsa’s team. It was Núñez’s ninth goal in his last six games for Uruguay. The 25-year-old has scored 12 goals in 24 international caps, with his form hotting up since Bielsa took charge last year.

Núñez is the top scorer in the South American qualifying group for the 2026 World Cup and his goals have come in big games. He opened the scoring in a 2-0 victory against Brazil in October and followed that up adding one in a 2-0 win against world champions Argentina at La Bombonera in November. He has also chipped in with goals against Colombia and Bolivia.

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