Last week against Fulham, the Uruguayan scored on his Premier League debut before assisting Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s second equalizer of the match.
His impressive cameo from the bench followed his goalscoring debut against Manchester City in the Community Shield the previous Saturday when he again came on as a substitute – that time to settle the game.
Nunez is under pressure to perform at Liverpool, given the deal to sign him from Benfica could end up costing £85m if all bonus payments are triggered, but Milner – a Premier League veteran of 20 years – is confident that the club has secured a brilliant signing for now, and the future.
“I think he’ll have an impact the whole time he’s here, to be honest,” Milner told Liverpool‘s official website about Nunez. “Since he’s been here, he’s [been] impressive on the field, worked hard, makes great runs [and] is desperate to put his head on the ball in the box.
“If you put a ball in there, he’ll do everything he can to get on the end of it – good finisher, both feet and he’s different to the other boys up there.
“We’ve already got some very exciting attacking players who can cause problems, so he’s a great addition. He’ll be fantastic for us.
“You want options up there, you want to cause problems, you want to be able to play different ways because teams will obviously watch us and try to stop us, so it’s critical that we can do everything. I believe we have a fantastic mix of options up there.”