The summer time signing got here off the bench with half-an-hour to go within the Neighborhood Defend and gained the penalty which allowed Mohamed Salah to place his facet 2-1 up towards Manchester Metropolis earlier than stooping to go dwelling from shut vary in added time to clinch victory.
Nunez, who scored 4 within the second half of a pleasant towards RB Leipzig final week, is being built-in progressively by supervisor Jurgen Klopp however the chances are he’ll succeed Firmino, who has been linked with a transfer to Juventus, sooner slightly than later.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk believes new signing Darwin Nunez can be taught lots from Roberto Firmino because the Uruguay worldwide seems to cement his place within the crew.
Firmino, the cornerstone of Klopp’s urgent philosophy, is within the closing 12 months of his contract however stated after Saturday’s win stated he wished to remain the membership.
Nunez, nonetheless, represents the long-term answer to the central striker’s position however for him to excel Van Dijk believes he can be clever to take some suggestions from the person he’ll finally change.
“He has to only preserve working and continue to learn. We play in a manner that as a striker, you do quite a lot of defending as properly. That’s one thing strikers must be taught,” stated the Netherlands captain.
“Bobby clearly mastered it and I believe he’s among the best ones in that place to do it.
“For Darwin to be taught from Bobby, but in addition convey his personal qualities into the sport with runs in behind, mixing it up, it’s good. He can combine it up, and he can defend from the entrance.”
There was consternation amongst a piece of the fanbase when Sadio Mane was allowed to go away for Bayern Munich in the summertime to pave the way in which for Nunez’s arrival for what might be a club-record £85million payment.
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old has already proven in bursts the impression he can have and whereas he doesn’t have the multi-functional skillset of Mane he gives Liverpool an choice up entrance they haven’t beforehand had.
“Clearly he’s a completely completely different participant to Sadio, for instance, however we’ve moved on,” added Van Dijk.
“We bought him in, completely different participant, completely different qualities, and we will use these in a constructive manner.
“It was a very good begin nevertheless it’s solely a begin. Hopefully there will probably be many extra occasions, and we’re all assured.
“To attain that aim was essential, however for him it’s the identical because it was for me; the switch payment shouldn’t be one thing you need to take into consideration. I don’t assume he does.
“He simply has to maintain his head down, work onerous and be essential for the membership. I believe he confirmed that.”