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Darwin Nunez reacts to his Carabao Cup celebration amid injury concerns

Darwin Nunez reacts to his Carabao Cup celebration amid injury concerns

Darwin Nunez was left out of Liverpool’s squad as they beat Chelsea to win the Carabao Cup.

Darwin Nunez has responded to the viral video of him celebrating Virgil van Dijk’s winner in the Carabao Cup final amid injury concerns.

Leading up to the final on Sunday, Liverpool were sweating over the fitness of Nunez, who was substituted during their 4-1 win against Brentford.

Nunez subsequently missed Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Luton Town.

For the final, Nunez failed to make the squad alongside the likes of Mohamed Salah and Dominik Szoboszlai, meaning they had to watch from the stands.

With two minutes left of extra time, Liverpool captain Van Dijk headed in the winner from a Kostas Tsimikas corner.

The Dutchman’s goal sparked wild scenes from the Liverpool fans and also the Reds bench.

After the match, a video of Nunez racing down the stairs and climbing over the fence and advertising board to celebrate Van Dijk’s goal went viral.

Now, the Liverpool striker has responded, writing on social media: “Told you I would jump if we scored. What a game!”

From watching the video, the Uruguyan's injury might not be as serious as Liverpool fans feared.

Speaking about Nunez’s celebration, Jurgen Klopp said: “Darwin and Dom are not fit, that's why they didn't play, but in the celebrations they looked 100 per cent. So I will have to speak with the medical department about that.”

Match winner Van Dijk said: “All the young boys on the pitch, if you see the extra-time, it’s incredible. I’m so proud of the team.

“An intense game for both sides, they had chances, we had chances and [it’s] amazing. First trophy as the Liverpool captain – it’s all for the fans so let’s enjoy it.”

He continued: “You should always savour the good moments and this is definitely one of them. We will never take these things for granted, we are very, very blessed and you see today as well that it could have been the other way, we could have lost.”

Liverpool will be back in action on Wednesday night as they host Southampton at Anfield in the FA Cup fifth round.

Featured Image Credit: LFCTV/Twitter@Darwinn99

Topics: Football, Liverpool, Darwin Nunez, Carabao Cup