Although Liverpool won 4-1 this morning against Chelsea in round 22 of the Premier League, striker Nunez did not score any goals.
The Uruguayan star even set a sad record when he became the first player in the Premier League to bounce the ball against the post and bar four times in one match.
Consolation for the former Benfica star is that he still has an assist to help Luis Diaz score, but it is clear that with his ungainly performance in front of Chelsea’s goal, Nunez will definitely feel disappointed.
In the post-match interview, coach Klopp revealed that the striker born in 1999 was very sad in the locker room at halftime because of the previous missed penalty on the Penalty mark, but the German strategist affirmed that Nunez is still one of The players who contributed the most to Liverpool’s playing style.
“People always talk about Nunez, of course because he missed many opportunities but in my opinion he didn’t have a bad match ,” Klopp said on the Liverpool Echo. “The first time a player hit the post four times in one match, Nunez collapsed during the break. But Nunez must be smart to have the opportunity to miss such situations. If he had successfully taken advantage of all the above moves, Nunez would have certainly scored a large number of goals. People often only look at the results and don’t acknowledge his efforts. For us, Nunez is very important, he helps Liverpool win and scoring is only a matter of time.”
As for The Kop, the 3 points won against Chelsea this morning helped Liverpool continue to maintain a 5-point gap with the 2nd ranked team Manchester City on the Premier League rankings, but played 1 more match.