Van Dijk Takes Fan’s Phone to Film Wild Liverpool Celebrations After Nunez’s Late Goal

Van Dijk Takes Fan’s Phone to Film Wild Liverpool Celebrations After Nunez’s Late Goal

Martin Moses
updated at March 3, 2024 at 2:07 PM
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  • Liverpool grabbed a late victory over Nottingham Forest on March 2
  • Darwin Nunez scored to cement their lead at the top of the table
  • Virgil Van Dijk took a fan's phone to record Liverpool's celebrations

Liverpool took another huge step in their quadruple charge, beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at City Ground on March 2.

On a day Jurgen Klopp's side looked to have been kept at bay, the returning Darwin Nunez scored deep into stoppage time to gift his side maximum points.

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Liverpool players celebrate Darwin Nunez's goal against Nottingham Forest on March 2. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA.
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The Uruguayan striker flicked over Alexis Mac Allister's cross past Matz Sels, sending the travelling fans and their supporters into a frenzy.

The Reds captain, Virgil Van Dijk, rushed to the corner flag and took a fan's phone before recording the wild celebrations.

The win took Liverpool four points clear at the top of the table ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday evening and Arsenal's visit to Bramall Lane to play Sheffield United in Monday Night Football action.

Liverpool's week in focus

It has been a record-breaking week for Liverpool, whose manager, Klopp, announced will be departing at the end of this season. Their week began with a dramatic win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

The Blues had the better chances of the game, while Liverpool lacked a couple of first-team stars due to injury. Klopp introduced four members of the academy from the bench as the game moved to extra time. Van Dijk scored a thumping header in the 118th minute to win the first silverware of Klopp's last season in charge.

They then saw off Southampton in a midweek FA Cup clash, with academy players Lewis Koumas and Jayden Danns scoring their first senior goals. Their next match will be against Sparta Prague in the Europa League before playing champions Manchester City next weekend.

Nottingham Forest owner confronts referee

Sports Brief has also reported that Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis chased down referee Paul Tierney following Nunez's late winner against his side.

Nuno Espirito's side looked set to get a valuable point against the league leaders, only for Nunez to score with the game's last chance.

Marinakis reportedly followed Tierney to his office, yelling at him to 'respect the players' before security intervened.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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