Darwin Nunez set Premier League record vs Bournemouth

Darwin Nunez stole the show as Liverpool secured a huge 4-0 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Liverpool failed to break Bournemouth down in the first 45 of Sunday’s tie but a switch in their attack was key to their success - as Jurgen Klopp explained post-match:

“In the situation we are in without Mo [Salah], for example, we have to find a way. We have players who can play [on] the right wing, and they can all play [on] the right wing, but which is the best position? And how do we set up the rest around? Darwin can obviously play [on] the left wing, he did [that] before. We were in general in the first half too static.

“On the left wing as well, Darwin plays there, Joe [Gomez] is a bit deeper, protects there, waiting too much for long balls in behind, we weren’t really involved enough in possession moments.

“Lucho [Luis Diaz] struggled slightly on the right wing and Diogo played an OK game, I think, but we had not a lot of moments there, to be honest. So, we had to make a decision [to] bring Darwin in his position and bring Lucho in his position and ask Diogo to do the job there.

“Diogo is, how I said, they can all play [on] the right wing, and he did before, but on top of that [he’s] a really smart player, but in general we just started playing better [in the] midfield as well.”

Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota both went on to net braces in the second half for Liverpool, with the former setting a record in the process.

Nunez is the first Premier League player to register at least 10 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.