Report: What Liverpool players did to Darwin Nunez one by one on the pitch after full-time last night
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Report: What Liverpool players did to Darwin Nunez one by one on the pitch after full-time last night

The Liverpool players individually congratulated Darwin Nunez for his incredible goal scoring performance last night.

Nunez scored four second-half goals as The Reds beat RB Leipzig 5-0. And according to The Athletic, his Liverpool teammates ‘made a beeline’ for Nunez at the full-time whistle.

It’s claimed that ‘one by one’ Liverpool players delivered a ‘warm embrace’ for the Uruguayan as he scored his first goals for the club.

Nunez getting off the mark clearly meant just as much to his new colleagues as it did to him.

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Nunez silences the critics

It’s somewhat ridiculous that Nunez should have critics after playing around an hour of football for Liverpool. But have critics he certainly did, and vocal ones at that.

That was of no concern to Jurgen Klopp, who had no worries about his player. After the game last night though, the manager admitted that some of the online criticism had affected Darwin.

“This generation of players read social media, which is really not smart, but they do,” said Klopp via Liverpool FC on YouTube. “All of a sudden you get in a rush and these kinds of things. That’s the best way obviously to stop all these discussions.”

Hopefully the goals give Darwin the platform he needs to shake off the barbs which will inevitably come his way regardless.

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They weren’t all tidy finishes, and the goalkeeper could have done better with one or two. But that’s irrelevant. The longer he plays in the team, the more confident his finishes will become. Besides, his second of the night in particular was taken extremely well.

Nunez could even have scored more if it wasn’t for some good keeping. He’ll have to make do with just the four goals in 45 minutes this time, though.

After such a prolific display, he’ll be desperate to get back out on the pitch and do it again. More than his goals though, his movement was predatory and you can see the fear he puts into defenders.

As confidence grows, we could have a real player on our hands here.

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