Ex-Liverpool Star Jose Enrique Rates Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin over\u00a0Darwin Nunez for Upcoming Merseyside Derby In a rather eyebrow-raising turn of events, former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has declared his preference for Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin over the Reds' Darwin Nunez in anticipation of the upcoming Merseyside derby. Enrique's comments may have sent shockwaves through the world of football, but let's take a closer look at his reasoning.\r\n\r\nREAD: Reese\u2019s Wrappers May Have Flouted Federal Law\r\nCalvert-Lewin Earns High Praise\r\nJose Enrique didn't hold back in his praise for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, boldly stating that he believes the Everton striker is good enough to start for any top-tier football club on the planet. While some may find this assertion surprising, Enrique doesn't think that Darwin Nunez possesses the same level of credentials for a starting position in a world-class team. He shared his thoughts with Grosvenor Sport, a casino company, of all places.\r\nThe Case for Calvert-Lewin\r\nCalvert-Lewin, 26, has had his fair share of injury woes during his time at Everton, missing a substantial number of games last season due to a troublesome knee injury. This absence from the England national team since 2020 further underscores how\r\n\r\ninjuries have been a constant companion in his footballing journey. Nevertheless, when he is fit and firing on all cylinders, Calvert-Lewin has proven to be a real goal-scoring menace for the Toffees, netting three goals in six appearances across various competitions this season.\r\nNunez: Mixed Reviews and International Promise\r\nOn the other side of the Merseyside rivalry, Darwin Nunez has faced his fair share of scrutiny during his early days with Liverpool. He's been guilty of missing some glaring opportunities, but he's also managed to find the back of the net four times and provide three assists in his ten appearances this season.\r\n\r\nThe Reds, however, have reason to be a tad nervous about Nunez's availability for the upcoming derby. The 24-year-old represented Uruguay during the international break, where he showcased his talents by scoring and providing an assist in a triumphant 2-0 victory against Brazil in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. However, cramps did plague him towards the end of the match, as he admitted in a post-match interview.\r\nThe Battle Ahead\r\nWith the first Merseyside derby of the season just around the corner, Liverpool will be hoping to have Nunez in top form. He played a pivotal role in Jurgen Klopp's side's victory in the same fixture last season, contributing an assist for Mohamed Salah in a 2-0 win at Anfield.\r\n\r\nSo, as the excitement builds for this highly anticipated clash, the question of whether Calvert-Lewin or Nunez will shine brighter remains a tantalizing mystery. One thing's for sure, though, the banter and rivalry between the Reds and the Toffees will continue to add a dash of humor and excitement to the beautiful game.