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Darwin Nunez's highlights vs Fulham are exciting, he caused chaos

Josh Lawless

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Darwin Nunez's highlights vs Fulham are exciting, he caused chaos

Darwin Nunez notched a goal and an assist on his Premier League debut as Liverpool drew 2-2 against Fulham in their opening game of the season.

The £85 million striker was named as a substitute for the clash at Craven Cottage but came off the bench six minutes into the second half to replace the anonymous Roberto Firmino.

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And Nunez continued from where he left off in the Community Shield, where he won a penalty and scored in the 3-1 victory over Manchester City.

After a couple of opportunities, he opened his Premier League account with a neat flick from close range - not long after he was denied in a carbon copy chance.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

He displayed a great amount of passion when he celebrated and is already a huge hit with the travelling fans who sang his name so loudly.

But it was a striker at the opposite end of the pitch who received the Man of the Match award. Aleksandar Mitrovic bagged a brace, including a penalty, in a sensational leading of the line.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The big Serbian, who hit 43 goals as Fulham were promoted from the Championship last term, bullied Trent Alexander-Arnold for the first goal and then won the spot-kick when he dribbled past Virgil van Dijk, who fouled him inside the area.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was not happy with what he saw from his side but did cite the "dry pitch" as a reason for why they weren't quite at the races.

Speaking on Nunez in his presser, Klopp said: "Yes, a great goal, could have scored another one as well, maybe two – crazy. He's involved in a lot of goalscoring situations, that's really. Imagine if we could play good, how often we could set him up then."

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Topics: Darwin Nunez, Liverpool, Premier League, Fulham

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