(Video) Nunez and Gakpo link up well as possible new strike partnership begins to blossom

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With Sadio Mane leaving the club last summer and Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Bobby Firmino being injured at present, there’s a lot of pressure on our newest attacking options Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo to link up and make a big impact on the side.

Both men will be hoping to improve in the coming weeks, months and years they spend at Anfield but there was a glimpse of what may be to come, during the game against Chelsea.

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Not long after the Uruguayan had been substituted onto the pitch, he drove at Graham Potter’s defence and managed to find the former PSV man with a clever pass.

Collecting the ball on the spin and dispatching a shot on Kepa Arrizabalaga’s goal, our No.18 provided an insight into what we may be seeing much more of – once the duo are fully settled into Merseyside life.

You can watch the chance for Nunez and Gakpo (from 1:03:22) via Match of the Day on BBC iPlayer:

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