Watch: Darwin Nunez dummies the ball in pure ‘Agent of Chaos’ style

Darwin Nunez often seems to be playing in a world of his own and, during Liverpool’s Premier League match at Aston Villa, he opted to dummy the ball when he could have scored an easy goal.

Even though it has been a tough start for Nunez in English football since he joined Liverpool from Benfica in the summer, he has still managed nine goals in 20 matches in all competitions.

“He is a rough diamond,” Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports after Liverpool’s defeat against Manchester City last week. “He will never had a quiet game, he will either score or will show a series of missed chances.

“He is not the most technical in terms of finishing. He tries to burst the net but there is definitely something to work with but you wouldn’t want to play against him with that pace.”

Though Nunez was signed to be the main centre-forward for Liverpool, Reds legend Carragher believes he could play as a winger in upcoming months.

A void has opened up on the left-side of the attacking three with Luis Diaz ruled out for several months with an injury.

Carragher said: “I think right now because of Diaz injury he played through the centre. I think when Liverpool get Roberto Firmino back he will go wide, but he will become that centre forward in the future.”

And the Nunez paradox was summarised when the Uruguay international chose to dummy the ball when it seemed impossible to do anything else other than score.

Andy Robertson curled a wonderful cross into the Villa penalty area only for Nunez to inexplicably dummy it instead of taking a shot. What an imperfect time to show your unselfish side…

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