Despite Liverpool being held to a disappointing 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage yesterday, Darwin Nunez got his Premier League career off to a great start after registering a goal and an assist as the Reds twice came from behind against Fulham.
The Uruguayan was named as a substitute but entered the fray early in the second half as Jurgen Klopp’s side searched for creativity and a route back into the game.
The 23-year-old instantly began stretching the Fulham backline and began making things happen with his runs in behind and clever movement.
Nunez made it 1-1 just after the hour mark in the capital after a nice move from Klopp’s men.
Fellow substitute Harvey Elliott knocked the ball down the right flank for Mo Salah who then crossed for the Reds No. 27 and he produced a delightful flicked finish with his trailing leg.
He’d attempted a similar finish just minutes earlier but was prevented by Marek Rodak in the hosts’ net.
On a disappointing afternoon for the Reds, there were plenty of positives to take from the Uruguay international’s performance.
You can catch the fan footage of his goal below via @ChloeBloxam on Twitter:
What a goal by Darwin Nunez tho 😍🤩 pic.twitter.com/YsCTlTLvRO
— Chloe bloxam (@ChloeBloxam) August 6, 2022