Nunez amused Alisson Becker after Newcastle’s 1-2 loss to Liverpool by requesting an English interview

In a thrilling Premier League encounter at St James’ Park on Sunday, Darwin Nunez emerged as the hero, propelling Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United.

Despite starting the game on the bench, as he has in all three of the club’s fixtures thus far, the Uruguayan’s influence upon his introduction proved to be immeasurable.

The hosts had stormed into an early lead through Anthony Gordon following a poor touch from Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had been lucky to escape a red card in the opening 10 minutes of the game due to two separate bookable offences.

His teammate, Virgil van Dijk, was not so fortunate as he was sent off for a foul on Alexander Isak, in a call that has been widely debated ever since the fact.

As the first half progressed, Liverpool’s troubles deepened, with the game appearing to slip away from them rapidly.

Despite this, they managed to remain competitive, as Newcastle squandered several significant opportunities to extend their lead.

Additionally, a remarkable save by Alisson Becker prevented Miguel Almiron from doubling Newcastle’s advantage, further contributing to Liverpool’s ability to stay in the match.

Darwin Núñez makes his presence felt

With 15 minutes left of the 90, Jurgen Klopp took one last roll of the dice as he brought on the always involved Nunez to give the Magpies something to think about defensively.

It turned out to be an inspired change as the 24-year-old caused constant problems in behind the opposition backline with a poor touch denying him a goal scoring opportunity within moments of his introduction.

He made amends shortly after, though, as he managed to run onto a poorly controlled ball by Sven Botman and rifle the ball into the bottom corner of Nick Pope’s goal via the post, drawing his side level with 10 minutes left.

In the final stages of the match, the intensity remained high with opportunities arising for both teams.

However, it was the unpredictable and dynamic forward, Nunez, who ultimately made the decisive impact. A perfectly timed through ball from Mohamed Salah released Nunez, who confidently struck the ball past Pope and into the bottom corner of the net.

This remarkable cameo performance will be remembered as one of the best in recent memory, as a 10-man Liverpool team executed an impressive “smash and grab” victory.

Nunez gives hilarious post-match interview

Alisson was the translator after the game as Nunez spoke toSky Sportsdespite not yet being fluent in English. Translating for the striker, Alisson said: “He said he’s very happy, he said about the team, they did a really good job. We had one less player on the pitch after Virg [Van Dijk] got the red card, and we worked really hard for these kind of moments, and he said he is very happy to come in and help the team.”

Upon being awarded with the player of the match award, Nunez was asked for a few words in English, to which he replied: “Thank you for the support,” before bursting into laughter. Alisson could not contain himself at that moment and also laughed along with his teammate that signed from Benfica little over 12 months ago.

The goalkeeper himself was later asked to describe the game, and his response of: “Nunez, Nunez, Nunez,” was just as funny to hear.

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