Liverpool paid an initial £64m for the striker, with an extra £12.8m payable after a certain number of appearances and then another £8.5m payable in success-related add-ons – totalling just over £85m.
This makes Nunez the 4th-most expensive in the history of the Premier League behind only Jack Grealish, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.
The Uruguayan had a solid 2020/21 which saw him score 12 and assist 13 in 43 outings across all competitions. It is this past season, though, where he has really come into his own.
Nunez netted 26 and assisted four in 28 league games for Benfica whilst also finding the net on six occasions in the Champions League.
Now, Nunez is gearing up for life in the Premier League with Liverpool. The striker had a slow start to pre-season, but has since scored four goals in a single match and, most recently, came off the bench vs Manchester City in the Community Shield to score as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners.
The man Nunez replaced on Saturday was Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian has been Liverpool’s main centre-forward over the last five or so years, but is slowly losing that place.
And with Nunez now on Liverpool’s books, he is expected to see the majority of minutes in the no.9 spot.
Firmino, though, could still be of use to Liverpool, with Fabinho urging Nunez to learn from the forward in a recent interview:
“He has a really good relationship with Bobby, they are always together and I think Bobby gives him some tips so it will be important for him to learn from a player like him,” the Brazilian told the PA news agency (via the Independent).