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What Ivo Grbic did to Darwin Nunez seconds before "ridiculous" Liverpool goal comes back to haunt him

What Ivo Grbic did to Darwin Nunez seconds before "ridiculous" Liverpool goal comes back to haunt him

It has come back to haunt him.

Sheffield United goalkeeper Ivo Grbic made a decision that came back to haunt him seconds before Darwin Nunez's opener in Liverpool's Premier league game against Sheffield United.

Liverpool opened the scoring against Sheffield in the 17th minute after Nunez charged down an attempted clearance from Blades goalkeeper Grbic. The ball rebounded of the Uruguay international before rolling agonisingly over the line.

The goal came only seconds after Grbic had taunted the Liverpool No.9, allowing the forward to close him down before picking the ball away from the player's grasp at the last possible second.

Nunez's goal, which came moments later, was as comical as it was calamitous for Sheffield, who are languishing at the foot of the Premier League.

One person on X, formally Twitter, said: "Darwin Nunez with one of the craziest goals he ever scored probably."

Another said: "Darwin Nunez scoring the most Darwin Nunez goal possible."

A third added: "why does Darwin Nunez only score PUSKAS contenders or Sunday league level goals? Idc this man is so fun to watch."

Nunez's strike was his 11th Premier League goal of the season and his 30th goal contribution in all competitions this campaign.

Jurgen Klopp has been full of praise for Nunez this campaign.

Back in March the Reds boss said: “He had absolutely more than (an) OK first season but he had to adapt, that’s done, and he is settled in the middle of the team.

“Wonderful guy, wonderful boy. He loves to play for this team together with these boys and has quality coming out of his ears, to be honest.

“It’s like strikers are, they score and then they don’t score. Is he at his absolute peak in general? Not now for us. But can he develop? Yes. Is he a threat all the time? Yes.

“He has the most important attitude a striker needs to have; he missed chances but all strikers are doing that but he is not bothered by it and just keeps going.

“That’s why he now has a nice number of goals, games to come, opportunities to come.

“When he’s not scoring he for us is incredibly important as he is a constant threat and gives us spaces in areas and options.”

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Sheffield United, Liverpool, Premier League, Darwin Nunez, Football, Fan Reactions