will not ‘survive’ at Liverpool unless he improves his finishing, former striker Tony Cascarino has warned.
Nunez moved to Liverpool in a £85m deal this summer but the Uruguay international forward has registered just five goals in 15 Premier League games.
It has been an abysmal season for the Reds with ’s side currently 10th in the table and 11 points off the top four.
Liverpool lost 3-0 to Wolves on Saturday as Nunez failed to get on the scoresheet with his last top-flight goal coming against Southampton on November 12.
‘Now I know Nunez has come in, and he could possibly be a really good striker,’ Cascarino told .
‘He keeps getting in one-on-one situations and blasts it. Liverpool had an incredible striker called Ian Rush, who got loads and loads of one-on-ones.
‘He was very precise in his finishing, that is not for me Nunez at the moment.
‘He wants to blast everything – it’s great if they go in, but a lot of times it keeps hitting the ‘keeper.
‘Now, finishing is a really difficult skill, and he’s got to learn that. I’ve seen Marcus Rashford change as a player in front of goal.
‘I remember doing an article about four years ago about Marcus Rashford and he reminded me of Nunez, because of the way he would break free, get in positions, but not be clinical.
‘And if you’re going to be at a top club and not be clinical, you will be gone, and you won’t survive.
‘And he’s [Rashford] become this season way more clinical. Nunez has got to get to that stage of being clinical when he gets in one-on-ones, but that’s one of many an issue.’
Liverpool return to action on February 13 when they host Everton in a Merseyside derby.