DARWIN NUNEZ has been savagely trolled as a “modern day Andy Carroll’.
That’s after hilarious video footage emerged showing the Liverpool star bowling over a team-mate before blasting a shot wide in training.
The South Americans take on Iran and Canada in friendlies this month.
And they will then kick off their World Cup adventure against South Korea in November.
Nunez, who has two goals in 11 games for Uruguay, will be a key player.
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But he may have given manager Diego Alonso a headache after a disastrous display in training.
Competing with a team-mate for a loose ball, Nunez first shoved his pal to the ground in a clear foul.
The striker then charged towards goal from the wing before lining up a shot at goal.
However, Nunez’s effort was an awful one, with the ball flying diagonally wide and almost hitting the corner flag.
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Football fans couldn’t believe their eyes as Liverpool’s £85million summer signing produced a touch worthy of Sunday league.
Nunez has just one goal in three league outings since his move from Benfica.
And they quickly took to Twitter to claim Nunez reminded them of a former big-money striker at Anfield.
One cheeky fan declared: “Modern day Andy Carroll.”
Another said: “Did the Liverpool scouts watch him before signing him?
“I know he scored loads in the Portuguese league but he’s gonna struggle in the Prem.”
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One noted: “Just be honest, it’s a joke-like display whether a shot or cross.”
Another added: “How did Benfica scam Liverpool this bad?”