Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson have been each impressed by Darwin Nunez’s debut from the bench in Saturday’s 3-1 Community Shield win in opposition to Manchester City.
Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring on the King Power Stadium with a splendidly curled effort from the sting of the world in the primary half, earlier than Julian Alvarez scored his first Man City aim from the bench to equalize after the break.
With lower than ten minutes remaining, Ruben Dias was penalized for a handball and Mohamed Salah restored the Reds’ lead from the spot, earlier than Nunez sealed victory with a lopsided header in stoppage time.
With the rating at 1-0, Nunez missed a stunning one-on-one likelihood when he tried to dribble the ball over the onrushing Ederson, however the Brazilian ended up denying the striker together with his face.
Speaking to Liverpool’s membership channels after the match, Robertson didn’t blame Nunez for that miss, however was understandably delighted to see him finally get on the scoresheet.
– He additionally had the possibility [before that] however to be sincere I do not suppose he did a lot mistaken, I simply thought it was an awesome save by the ‘keeper. A great begin for him, says Robertson.
“He will need time, he is still young and we will be patient with him but what a 30 minutes he had. To get his first goal makes a huge difference and I am sure he will be pleased with his half an hour’s work . It just means that the first goal is gone, all the pressure is gone and hopefully there will be many more.”
Jurgen Klopp spoke of his happiness with Nunez’s influence on Saturday, whereas membership captain Henderson has since praised Nunez’s potential to make himself a drawback, including: “I thought [Nunez] was really good when he came on, lined up and always looked a threat. Thankfully he got a goal as well so that will do his confidence a world of good.”
Liverpool face Strasbourg at Anfield on Sunday of their ultimate pleasant of the season earlier than opening their Premier League marketing campaign away to Fulham subsequent Saturday.