Darwin Núñez sent new advice by Luis Suárez after message to Liverpool 'idol'

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Liverpool legend Luis Suárez has offered words of encouragement to Darwin Núñez after the Uruguayan striker deleted all but one of his Reds-related posts on Instagram. Núñez is enduring a difficult time of late and has scored just once in the Premier League in over two months.

He has started the last two matches on the bench since the Merseyside derby, where he was guilty of missing a golden chance against Everton. Núñez has been unfairly targeted on social media and has now also suspended several fan accounts.

Núñez broke his self-imposed social media silence to congratulate Suarez on netting his 500th club goal, referring to him in his post as 'Idolo (idol)', using emojis indicative of admiration and strength.

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Suárez thanked him in response, with his post in Spanish translating to: "Thank you scorer for always being there! Always remember POSITIVE and looking forward! " The message was accompanied by an applauding emoji and the flag of Uruguay.

The ex-Liverpool striker was celebrating after reaching the incredible milestone with Inter Miami. He scored a 13-minute hat-trick as his side beat New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Núñez's only goal in his last 11 appearances was a fortunate one, with the ball bouncing off his backside to beat the Sheffield United keeper in a win at Anfield last month. His overall performance this season has been impressive though, contributing 18 goals and 13 assists in 52 games across all competitions.

Speaking after the derby defeat to Everton, Reds legend Jamie Carragher suggested Núñez could well be sold this summer. He said on Sky Sports: "After two years, when Liverpool is going for the title or in big games, you need your man to score at Old Trafford or at Goodison Park. This is the business end. He's ground to a halt.

"After two years there's going to be no improvement in him. This is what he is. He can cause trouble but he's erratic with his finishing - it's not enough to win you trophies so there's a big decision to be made on him." says: After an excellent first half of the season, the last month or so has been tricky for Darwin Núñez. He has been out of the team for the last two matches and his confidence has clearly taken a hit. The striker retains the backing of most of the Liverpool support and his countryman, who went through difficult spells himself at Anfield.

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