Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Striker Scores ‘Ninja’ Like Goal Against Sheffield United, Video

Darwin Nunez: Liverpool Striker Scores ‘Ninja’ Like Goal Against Sheffield United, Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 4, 2024 at 7:33 PM
  • Darwin Nunez continued his purple patch form against Sheffield United
  • The Uruguayan scored an improvised goal to put Liverpool ahead
  • Additional goals from Mac Allister and Gakpo sealed a 3-1 win for the Reds

Liverpool forward, Darwin Nunez, showcased his ingenuity by scoring an unconventional goal to break the deadlock in his side's Premier League encounter with Sheffield United at Anfield.

The 24-year-old appears to have hit his stride at a crucial juncture in Liverpool's pursuit of EPL glory, and his goal had a touch of creativity reminiscent of a ninja's prowess.

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Darwin Nunez gleefully celebrates his unconventional goal against Sheffield United. Photo by Andrew Powell.
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Nunez's Ninja-like goal

Nunez initiated a pressing movement by closing down Sheffield goalkeeper Ivo Grbic in an attempt to regain possession for the Reds, as noted by GOAL.

His persistence paid off as Grbic hesitated in his clearance, inadvertently striking the ball against the Uruguayan forward.

Reacting swiftly, the former Benfica hitman capitalised on the deflection by leaping mid-air to redirect the ball towards the net in the 17th minute.

With his quick thinking and agility, he ensured that the ball found its way into the back of the net before celebrating his inventive goal in style.

Darwin's strike against the Blades has now been directly involved in 32 goals across all competitions this season for Liverpool, according to Transfermarkt.

Liverpool returns to EPL summit after win

Alexis Mac Allister's stunning goal propelled Liverpool back to the summit of the Premier League, inspiring a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Sheffield United on Thursday.

Despite early setbacks, including conceding an own goal, Mac Allister's superb strike from outside the box calmed the nerves at Anfield. Cody Gakpo's late goal secured the win and three crucial points for Jurgen Klopp's side.

In a potentially decisive night in the title race, Liverpool edged two points ahead of second-placed Arsenal, with eight games remaining for each team involved in the intense battle for the top spot.

Nunez hands shirt to ball boy

Sports Brief also reported on Darwin Nunez showcasing his sportsmanship in Sunday's match against Brighton and Hove Albion, as Liverpool secured a vital win.

After being substituted, the Uruguayan forward noticed a young ballboy holding up a sign requesting his shirt.

Without hesitation, Nunez made the boy's day by handing over his match-worn shirt, displaying a gesture of kindness and appreciation towards the young fan.

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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.