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Tyler Adams suggests Liverpool have a striker even better than Man United’s Alejandro Garnacho

Tyler Adams suggests Liverpool have a striker even better than Man United’s Alejandro Garnacho

Liverpool and Manchester United are fierce rivals.

The two historic English clubs are more successful than any other club in the country and both have some exceptional players in their squads.

Liverpool and Manchester United fans will argue that all their players are better than their counterparts. These debates are endless and Bournemouth star Tyler Adams may have reignited one.

The American midfielder controversially chose a Liverpool player over a Manchester United star who is a fan favourite at Old Trafford: Alejandro Garnacho.

He also made a few other claims that surprised us.

Tyler Adams of the United States looks on during the international friendly match between Saudi Arabia and the United States at the Estadio Nueva Condominium...
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Tyler Adams suggests Darwin Nunez is better than Alejandro Garnacho

Darwin Nunez has been at Liverpool since the summer of 2022 and opinions have always been divided.

The former Benfica player has all the attributes you would want to see in a number nine. He is quick, strong, has the ability to cause chaos in the penalty area and is a handful for any defender.

Virgil van Dijk has publicly stated that defending against Nunez is a nightmare, and that tells you all you need to know about him.

However, Nunez misses far too many chances and that makes him a frustrating player to watch, especially if he plays for your team.

The Liverpool star has missed more than 50 big chances in the Premier League over the past two seasons, which is not a positive sign.

Despite all the criticism, Adams believes Nunez is actually better than Manchester United and Argentine star Garnacho.

In a video posted on Goal USA, the USMNT midfielder was asked to choose between two players placed ahead of him. When asked to choose between Nunez or Garnacho, he immediately named the Liverpool man.

If you’re a Manchester United fan who strongly disagrees with the above opinion, we’re happy to tell you that in the same video, Adams chose Christian Pulisic over stars like Rodrygo, Lautaro Martinez and Vinicius Jr.

Watch the video below!

Nunez vs Garnacho stats compared

It’s very difficult to compare a striker with a winger, but we’re going to do it anyway.

Nunez has come in for a lot of criticism over his performances for Liverpool in the 2023/24 Premier League season.

Garnacho, on the other hand, rightly received a lot of praise, because he provided a few magical moments under Erik ten Hag.

But whose numbers were better?

Garnacho made 50 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions last season, 42 of them starting. He played on the left or right and contributed directly to 15 goals – 10 goals and five assists.

Nunez, on the other hand, has made 54 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, starting 33 of them. He has played on the left wing five times, but has been deployed as a striker in all other games.

The Liverpool man finished the season with 18 goals and 13 assists. That’s 31 direct goal contributions in 33 starts, which is a great return.

However, in the Premier League, Nunez missed a total of 27 big chances, while Garnacho missed only seven.

This not only shows that the Manchester United player wastes less, but also that he played for a team that created fewer chances.

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