Wednesday, April 17, 2024

‘Outstanding’ – Trent Alexander-Arnold hails Darwin Nunez

‘Outstanding’ – Trent Alexander-Arnold hails Darwin Nunez after another all-action display from the forward helped Liverpool beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield.

The livewire Uruguayan was an influential force as the Reds came from behind to record a fourth successive Premier League victory in their final match of 2022 on Friday.

Wout Faes scored two own goals to give Jürgen Klopp’s side an important three points in their first home fixture for almost seven weeks.

Nunez played a key role in Faes’ second own goal, the No.27 speeding clear and lifting a delicate finish over Danny Ward that struck the inside of the post before the Leicester defender skewed the ball into the net. 

He has firmly established himself as a fans’ favourite since a summer move from Benfica and Alexander-Arnold has explained why he is equally as popular among his teammates.

The No.66 said: “I think I speak on behalf of all the lads: he’s been, I think, outstanding since he came in. 

“People will judge him on his goals and that’s part of being a striker, that’s part of life. But I think he can keep walking off the pitch with his head held high because he is getting in positions that are really, really hurting the opposition. 

“He’s such a threat, he’s getting in behind, he’s holding the ball up, he’s flicking balls on, he’s doing everything that the manager has asked of him. His pressing, his attitude, his desire, you can’t question any of it. 

“You’ll get people who will say he’s missed a few chances and he’s missed one-on-ones and maybe he should have tucked the second goal away, but he’s getting himself in those positions and when the goals do come I’m sure they will come like London buses! We’re just waiting for that but he’s a fantastic lad and he’s an outstanding player as well.”

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