Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez travelled with his teammates to Leicester last night, despite injury ruling him out of the game.
Nunez’s stop-start debut season at Anfield took another blow, as a toe injury forced him from the squad to take on Leicester City. But according to journalist Ian Doyle, that didn’t stop the 23-year-old from turning up to give his support. Writing on Twitter before the game, Doyle confirmed that Nunez was present to see his colleagues record a 3-0 win.
“Darwin Nunez misses out this evening for LFC with a minor toe injury,” wrote the journalist. “The Uruguayan has travelled with LFC as he wanted to come and support the team this evening.”
Darwin stays positive
Klopp suggested before last night’s game that Darwin’s injury is unlikely to see him miss any further football. There seems to be hope that the Uruguayan will be back for Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa.
Nevertheless, with Liverpool scoring three goals without him, it doesn’t bode well for a return to the side at the weekend.
None of the four attackers Klopp used at the King Power scored last night. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t catch the eye. Cody Gakpo showcased why he’s a near-certain pick at the moment, while Mohamed Salah finished the game having assisted each of Liverpool’s three goals.
Injury or no injury, Darwin forcing his way back in over the course of the season’s last two games is going to be tough.
Despite that frustration though, the No.27 still seems to be fully invested in his journey at Anfield. That’s a positive. Having had the difficult season that he has, some players would have been nowhere near the squad last night.
It says a lot about Nunez’s character and how he’s settled into the squad that he absolutely wanted to travel to Leicester and show up for his teammates.
Not only that, but the former Benfica man could be seen with a huge grin on his face during the celebrations at the end of the game. If he can keep that positive attitude going into next season, things will start to turn for him. Keep plugging away, Darwin.