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Liverpool and Manchester City fans argue over Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland


‘Darwin Nunez couldn’t lace Erling Haaland’s boots even if he tried’: Liverpool and Manchester City fans argue over which blockbuster new signing is the best, as strikers’ rivalry starts to brew already

Liverpool and Manchester City fans have begun the debate over which superstar striker is better on the day that City announced the signing of Erling Haaland and the Reds sealed a deal for Darwin Nunez. 

Premier League champions City finally announced the official arrival of Norwegian star Haaland for £51million from Borussia Dortmund on Monday.

Meanwhile, Benfica confirmed earlier that morning Uruguayan forward Nunez is on his way to Anfield to seal a club-record £85m move.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds and Pep Guardiola’s Citizens are the best two sides in England and twice in the last four seasons City have pipped Liverpool to the league title by just one point, including last campaign.

With their rivalry ramping up as both clubs chase more silverware, they have turned to the transfer market this summer for more firepower up front.

And with Haaland confirmed and Nunez close, fans quickly took to social media to argue which player is better.

Fans are arguing whether Manchester City's Erling Haaland (pictured) or prospective Liverpool star Darwin Nunez is better

Benfica - and soon to be Liverpool - striker Nunez

Liverpool and Man City fans are arguing whether Erling Haaland (left) or Darwin Nunez (right) is better on the day City revealed the signing of Haaland and the Reds agreed a deal for Nunez

Haaland was unveiled as a City player on Monday after a £51m move from Borussia Dortmund

Haaland was unveiled as a City player on Monday after a £51m move from Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez, compared: Graphic provided by sofascore.com

Some stated their belief Haaland is better, with one fan saying: ‘Nunez couldn’t lace Haaland’s boots even if he tried.’

Another added: ‘Surely that question isn’t serious. Nunez seems quality but Haaland is a different level.’ 

A third posted: ‘How is there a debate?? Haaland is better and got bought for cheaper.’

One continued: ‘Honestly think Haaland will hit the ground running he’s done it an every level up to now. I reckon Nunez will take more time’, before saying: ‘Please stop comparing them.’

With Haaland confirmed and Nunez close, fans took to social media to argue who is better

With Haaland confirmed and Nunez close, fans took to social media to argue who is better

Some were clear on Nunez being better, with one saying: ‘Haaland is more of a tap in striker while Nunez has it all. Very hard to chose but Nunez comes first.’

Another stated: ‘Nunez is future Ballon d’Or winner’, while a third offered a balanced view, tweeting: ‘On paper Haaland looks a better buy. But if you factor in wages then Haaland is significantly more expensive than Nunez. 

‘And it’s difficult to say which one is a better buy, better to give them both a season to answer that question.’

Finally, one concluded: ‘A rivalry that the Premier League needs.’



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