August 12, 2022

Liverpool are set to sign Uruguayan superstar Darwin Nunez from Portuguese club Benfica. LFCTR takes a look at the inspiring journey Nunez has had at one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

Darwin Nunez and his family lived in the poorest part of a place called Artigas. A city located just on the border of the neighboring country, Brazil, and the furthest from the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.

His father worked as a construction worker, while his mother collected and sold plastic bottles, to ensure food was put on the table for Darwin and his brother. Sometimes they would go to bed hungry, but her mother would put her boys ahead of her if there wasn’t enough food.