Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Star Nets ‘Insane’ Chipped Goal Against Brentford in EPL, Video

Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Star Nets ‘Insane’ Chipped Goal Against Brentford in EPL, Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 17, 2024 at 2:43 PM
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  • Darwin Nunez notched an impressive strike vs Brentford
  • The 24-year-old broke the deadlock in the early kickoff tie
  • He now has 13 goals in all competitions for Liverpool

Darwin Nunez showcased his finesse with a spectacular lobbed goal against Brentford in the early Premier League fixture on Saturday, February 17.

The Uruguayan forward, who had faced criticism for his struggles in front of goal all season, silenced his doubters by breaking the deadlock.

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Darwin Nunez left the Brentford goalkeeper helpless with his chipped goal. Photo credit: @brfootball.
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Nunez's exquisite finish came after a two-game dry spell, demonstrating a return to form that had eluded him for much of the season.

How did Nunez score

Nunez's moment of brilliance occurred just over thirty minutes into the game. Clean through on goal, the 24-year-old deftly charged his way towards the Brentford goal.

Despite the goalkeeper, Mark Flekken, attempting to narrow the angle, Nunez remained composed.

Opting for finesse over power, the former Benfica striker executed a delicate chip that elegantly found its way into the back of the net, as reported by GOAL.

Here's the video of the goal:

Nunez's goal return this term

Despite his reputation for missing notable opportunities, Nunez's goal-scoring record this season is commendable.

According to Transfermarkt, his strike against Brentford brings his tally to 13 goals across all competitions, accompanied by an impressive 11 assists in 32 appearances.

Nunez inspires Liverpool to Brentford rout

Nunez's stylish opener paved the way for Liverpool's commanding 4-1 victory over Brentford, as the Premier League leaders overcame a spate of injuries to bolster their title bid.

Salah, marking his return with his first goal for the Reds since the Newcastle match, notched his 19th goal in all competitions this season.

Alexis Mac Allister extended Liverpool's advantage after the break with only his second goal of the season.

Although Ivan Toney pulled one back for Brentford, Cody Gakpo sealed the deal with a late goal, propelling Liverpool five points clear at the top of the table.

Nunez delves into GOAT debate, includes Salah

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Darwin Nunez has contributed to the perennial debate over the greatest footballer of all time by endorsing his teammate Mohamed Salah.

Typically dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the conversation rarely includes other players as serious contenders.

In a circulating video online, Nunez is captured signing autographs alongside Salah.

When pressed to choose between Ronaldo and Messi, Nunez initially laughs off the question, then, after a brief pause, confidently declares his support for Salah.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.