What Darwin Nunez was doing while Liverpool and Everton's players were all fighting last night
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What Darwin Nunez was doing while Liverpool and Everton's players were all fighting last night

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez was spotted mocking Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye during last night’s Merseyside Derby.

In a derby mostly free from overt aggression, there still managed to be a flashpoint near the end. Inevitably, it came courtesy of Liverpool’s Andy Robertson.

So often the Reds instigator in chief, Robbo riled up Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Conor Coady with some cheeky shenanigans.

With the Evertonian’s frustration getting the better of them, half the team then piled in. While Amadou Onana and Kostas Tsimikas appeared to be the most heated on either side, Nunez also made sure he made his mark.

LFC Transfer Room on Twitter spotted Nunez flashing a 2-0 scoreline at Gueye with his fingers. Seemingly always involved in these things, you can usually rely on Darwin for a good laugh.

Far too many times this season, the laughs have been at the Uruguayan’s expense. But with the Reds cruising to victory and him performing well on the night, he’s allowed this little moment of teasing.

Liverpool get their fight back

In truth, there was really no need for Darwin to pile into the melee last night. Already substituted, the 23-year-old could have sat back in his seat and watched the pile-on unfold.

As we’re quickly learning though, that isn’t Nunez’s way. The Uruguay international has shown us that plenty of times in his short Liverpool career already.

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In that respect, this little show for Gueye could have gone far worse. We’ve seen what can happen when you rile Nunez up this season. We don’t want that again.

Thankfully, the Everton man didn’t seem to react too much to Darwin. Had he have done, perhaps the red mist would have descended.

Really, the whole thing was unnecessary anyway. But after watching Liverpool be so passive for most of the season, it was nice to see a little bit of fight from our boys.

It wasn’t just during the handbags either, the bite was back in their play for most of the game. Carry that on and there’s still time to turn this season around. As for Darwin, this isn’t going to harm his burgeoning reputation amongst a fan base that already loves him. Just need some goals now, big fella!

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