Domino’s Pizza trolls Darwin Nunez for his misses

Premier League

Domino’s Pizza made fun of Darwin Nunez after the striker for Liverpool had yet another difficult night scoring goals in the Reds’ 3-1 loss to Brentford on Monday.

Nunez, 23, set a record for Liverpool when he signed from Benfica in the summer in a deal that might go to £85 million, but he hasn’t quite lived up to the hype. The Uruguayan has scored nine goals in 22 appearances, although some have criticized him for squandering excellent opportunities.

During the defeat against the Bees, the Reds forward had a goal-bound shot blocked by Ben Mee close to the line and another strike disallowed by VAR. To make matters worse, he was viciously mocked online by well-known fast-food chain Domino’s.

Domino’s posted a photo of Nunez along with a cheeky remark that made fun of his errors. The tweet read:

“Sorry if we’ve missed any orders tonight, we’ve just had this guy start.”

The tweet is the most recent ironic allusion to some of the big opportunities Nunez has passed up since relocating to Merseyside. As of the time of writing, it had received over 38,000 likes and 1.6 million views.

No player in the Premier League has missed more significant opportunities than Nunez has thus far this season, according to a statistic that surfaced following the game. Nunez has missed 15 such opportunities.

Prior to the trip to Brentford, though, Trent Alexander-Arnold, a teammate of Nunez’s at Anfield, supported the striker, saying he had been “amazing” since making the significant summer transfer.

Alexander-Arnold stated on the club’s official website:

“I think I speak on behalf of all the lads: he’s been, I think, outstanding since he came in. People will judge him on his goals and that’s part of being a striker, that’s part of life.

“But I think he can keep walking off the pitch with his head held high because he is getting in positions that are really, really hurting the opposition. He’s such a threat, he’s getting in behind, he’s holding the ball up, he’s flicking balls on, he’s doing everything that the manager has asked of him. His pressing, his attitude, his desire, you can’t question any of it.

“You’ll get people who will say he’s missed a few chances and he’s missed one-on-ones and maybe he should have tucked the second goal away, but he’s getting himself in those positions and when the goals do come I’m sure they will come like London buses!

“We’re just waiting for that but he’s a fantastic lad and he’s an outstanding player as well.”

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