Darwin Nunez has given his reaction to scoring his first goal for Liverpool in the Premier League this afternoon.
The 23-year-old got Liverpool back into the game with an unorthodox finish as they drew 2-2 with Fulham at Craven Cottage. And taking to Twitter after the game, Nunez shared a message for his new supporters.
“This is just the beginning. Come on LFC!” wrote the Uruguayan.
On a personal level, the afternoon couldn’t have gone much better for Darwin. He scored, and then set-up Mohamed Salah for The Reds’ second goal of the game. Unfortunately, the result didn’t match his own display in a frustrating afternoon for Liverpool.
Nunez shows why he should start against Palace
In an entirely justifiable move, Jurgen Klopp has started Nunez from the bench in Liverpool’s first two games of the season.
After Saturday’s disappointing draw, it would be less justifiable for Klopp to leave him on the bench next time out.
Despite only playing 40 minutes or so, Darwin was arguably Liverpool’s Man of the Match against Fulham. His presence instantly unsettled a previously stoic looking back-line for the hosts.
Before he latched onto Mohamed Salah’s inviting cross to bring Liverpool level, he had almost scored already.
He then caused havoc amongst the two centre-backs before teeing up Salah for the second equaliser.
Whether he’s completely easy on the eye or not is largely irrelevant. Nunez appears to have that uncanny ability to find space for himself in the box. In a team that creates as much as Liverpool do, that could make him lethal.
So, on a pretty galling day for Liverpool all things told, Nunez provided the ray of sunshine. Klopp will be expecting more from most of his players next Monday at Anfield against Crystal Palace.
But as he reviews where it all went wrong for his team in West London, he should at least find some optimism in the display of his new centre-forward.