Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Star Becomes First EPL Player to Register 20GA This Season

Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Star Becomes First EPL Player to Register 20GA This Season

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Darwin Nunez was twice on target on Sunday as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 4-0
  • The Uruguayan star has been impressive for the Merseysiders so far this season
  • His double against Bournemouth took his tally to 10 goals across competitions

Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez has become the first player in the Premier League to register at least 10 goals and 10 assists across competitions this season.

Nunez has hit the ground running this term, with his impressive performances contributing to the Reds' title charge.

Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC. Photo by John Powell.
Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC. Photo by John Powell.
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The Uruguayan's stunning run of form completely contrasts his initial days at Anfield, when he often came under fire for below-par performances.

Back in January 2023, Domino's Pizza trolled the Liverpool ace after he had endured another difficult night against Brentford.

According to The Mirror, Nunez joined the Merseysiders for a record transfer deal of £85m from Benfica.

However, he had struggled to live up to expectations, managing a paltry nine goals in 22 games at the time.

Darwin Nunez hits top form with Liverpool

But months after his initial struggles, Nunez is seemingly proving his doubters wrong - thanks to his hot start to the new season.

The Uruguay international scored a brace on Sunday, January 21, against Bournemouth as Liverpool hammered the Cherries 4-0 in the Premier League.

Nunez's double took his tally to 10 goals for Liverpool across competitions so far this term.

According to OptaJoe, the 24-year-old is now the first player in the English top flight to record 10 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season.

The ex-Benfica ace will be hoping to continue with his impressive run of form when Jurgen Klopp's charges take on Fulham in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

Carragher wants Arnold replaced

Sports Brief previously reported on Jamie Carragher advising Liverpool to sign a replacement that can do the defensive work as it suits the style Klopp played.

The former Reds right-back believed that after over 200 games, he is unlikely to improve his defensive abilities, so replacing him and finding him a new role is best for both parties.

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