Shearer: Nunez's goals could be a turning point in his Liverpool career

28 Aug 2023
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Premier League's record goalscorer praises Liverpool striker after his double in comeback win at Newcastle

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Playing with 10-men and a goal down against Newcastle United, Darwin Nunez delivered a performance that could be a turning point in his Liverpool career.

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After being brought on by Jurgen Klopp on 77 minutes, the striker scored four minutes later with a clinical right-footed finish.

Nunez then showed superb composure in the third minute of stoppage time to seal a famous win for the Reds.

The substitute's game-changing contribution earns a place in the Team of the Week selected by Alan Shearer, the competition's record goalscorer and Hall of Fame inductee.


Jose Sa (Wolves)
“Made incredible saves to put Wolves in a position to claim a huge win at Everton.”

Malo Gusto (Chelsea)
“Stepped up in the absence of Reece James with two assists.”

Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace)
“Delivered a strong performance and showed great desire to score the equaliser.”

Destiny Udogie (Spurs)
“He is revelling in Ange Postecoglou’s system and produced a great assist.”

Matty Cash (Aston Villa)
“You wouldn’t know he's a right-back with those two goals. What a performance!”

Joao Palhinha (Fulham)
“How Fulham must be glad to have him back in the starting XI.”

James Maddison (Spurs)
“Having Harry Kane’s old No 10 shirt is taking him to a new level. What a player!”

Anthony Gordon (Newcastle)
“He had Trent Alexander-Arnold on toast in the first half.”

Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)
“He looks back to the Sterling of 3-4 years ago. A wonderful display.”

Michail Antonio (West Ham)
“Bullied Brighton’s defence all match and scored another outstanding goal.”

Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)
“Those two goals could be a turning point in his Liverpool career. Absolutely clinical.”

Manager: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
“His changes proved to be a tactical masterstroke.”

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