Darwin Nunez stole the show as Liverpool secured a huge 4-0 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Reds are back in action on Wednesday when they take on Fulham in the second of two League Cup semi-final ties. Back Liverpool to beat Fulham at 3/4 with bet365.
Darwin Nunez sets record
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.