Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Star Receives Endless Praise From Fans After Netting Late Winner

Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Star Receives Endless Praise From Fans After Netting Late Winner

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 2, 2024 at 5:31 PM
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  • Darwin Nunez scored a late winner for Liverpool
  • His strike sealed a dramatic win against Nottingham
  • The Reds are now four points clear at the top of EPL

In a stunning turn of events, Darwin Nunez clinched victory for Liverpool with a goal in the ninth minute of stoppage time during their Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

The Uruguayan striker, coming off the bench, proved to be the hero for the Reds, securing all three points in a match where the Reds struggled to find their rhythm and seemed headed for a draw at the City Grounds.

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Darwin Nunez celebrates passionately after scoring a last-gasp winner for Liverpool. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA.
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Nunez's late strike seals dramatic win

Notably, Nunez's goal for Liverpool stands as the latest match-winning goal scored by a Liverpool player on record in the Premier League and the 10th latest overall (98:38), as reported by Opta Statistics.

With this crucial strike against Nottingham, the 24-year-old's impressive tally for the season now stands at 14 goals and 11 assists across all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.

His decisive header, deep into stoppage time, propelled Jurgen Klopp's charges four points clear at the top of the Premier League, maintaining their pursuit of the EPL title in what marks the German tactician's final season at the helm.

Fans react to Nunez's late winner

An overly excited fan, @SpicyCammy, suggested the Liverpool striker was ahead of ex-Man United forward Cristiano Ronaldo:

"Nunez is better than Ronaldo."

@Kratos_krat, on the other hand, chose to wax lyrical about the Uruguayan:

"The Saviour."

@Lisandrosprop also wrote:

"Darwin Nunez coming in clutch for Liverpool."

@MadridPreeti added:

"What a season he's having."

Another user, @FityethSubscribe, hailed the 24-year-old striker:

"Darwin Nunez's impressive stats this season underline his pivotal role for LFC. His goal-scoring prowess and playmaking abilities make him a standout contributor to the team's success."

Nunez leaves Salah in disbelief with incredible miss

While Nunez is currently being hailed for his recent standout performances, Sports Brief previously highlighted Mohamed Salah's disbelief following an astonishing miss by the Uruguayan, ranking it among the most outrageous of the season.

Despite his commendable moments, the former Benfica hitman is gaining a notorious reputation for converting difficult chances while inexplicably missing straightforward opportunities.

With a clear chance to score against Luton, all the 24-year-old needed to do was hit the target, yet he shockingly blasted his shot over the bar, leaving the entire stadium, including Jurgen Klopp, stunned in disbelief.

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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.