Luis Suarez calls Darwin Nunez a ‘breathtaking beast’ after stunning Liverpool goal against Bournemouth
Nunez scored the winner to send Liverpool to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
The Reds advanced to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night after defeating the Cherries 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium.
Cody Gakpo opened the scoring after half an hour before Justin Kluivert levelled the match in the second-half, but just a few minutes later Nunez fired home the winner with a sumptuous strike into the top right corner.
After a tricky first season at Anfield, the forward has been in scintillating form this campaign, registering seven goals and five assists in 14 games so far.
His efforts have not gone unnoticed, with Liverpool legend Suarez full of praise for his Uruguay teammate.
Replying to Nunez’s Instagram post about the win, Suarez said: ‘BREATHTAKING beast! Keep it up, goleador! #YNWA’
Comparisons between Nunez and Suarez were inevitable when the former signed from Benfica in a deal worth up to £85million, and after an underwhelming debut season where he only scored 15 goals and notably missed many big chances, some were quick to call him a flop.
And while he does still does miss the odd sitter, it does seem that Jurgen Klopp has worked out how to get the best out of the 24-year-old.
‘It was an amazing goal,’ Gakpo said of his teammate’s strike.
‘Lots of quality in the action and it was a good pass from Trent [Alexander-Arnold]. Darwin showed good action to cut inside and it was a fantastic goal.
‘I think for the players it’s not really a surprise as we see his quality every time in training and in games as well.
‘Now he’s just in a great run and we are there to support him and he is there too, supporting us to keep this fantastic run for him and for us as well.’
Following Arsenal and Manchester United’s exits, Liverpool will be the favourites to win the Carabao Cup and will host West Ham in the quarter-final in the week commencing 18th December.
Before that, the Reds will have the chance to go top of the Premier League when they travel to Luton Town on Sunday.
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