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Liverpool: Klopp highlights key Nunez quality after “strong” West Ham display

Darwin Nunez at Liverpool
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Nunez scored again as the Reds grabbed their sixth consecutive victory across all competitions.

Jurgen Klopp singled out Darwin Nunez for praise after Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday.

The Reds went ahead through Mohamed Salah’s penalty in the first half, but Jarrod Bowen’s header brought the visitors back into the game.

Nunez then found the back of the net with a sublime finish as he converted a through ball from Alexis Mac Allister just before the one-hour mark. Liverpool’s fantastic display at Anfield was completed with Diogo Jota‘s late goal as Klopp’s men defeated the Hammers 3-1.

Speaking after the game, Klopp said of Nunez’s performance: “Massive steps in the last few weeks. He’s a threat. 

“His goal was pretty good, right? He was strong, always available. The defensive work he puts in now, that’s the main difference. Really good.”

Nunez has found a solid start to the new season at Liverpool, registering three goals and two assists in six appearances across all competitions. Against West Ham, the Uruguayan star engaged in a total of nine aerials and ground duels, constantly moving back to contribute to Liverpool’s defensive efforts.

The Reds will now prepare to take on Leicester City in a Carabao Cup match on Wednesday before meeting Tottenham in the league three days later.