Darwin Nunez scored four goals as Liverpool produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in a friendly. Nunez watched from the bench as Mohamed Salah opened the scoring in the eighth minute. He came off the bench to score a penalty in the 48th minute before scoring his second in the 51st minute. Nunez completed his hattrick in the 68th minute before scoring his fourth in the 90th minute.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “In the first half, there were good moments, lesser-good moments, not enough movement, we need to get used to how hard it is to play 50, 60, 70 minutes – and in the end 90 or 120. The human body is like this, you need to get used to it again. When we struggled a little bit it was always after three minutes break we played football again, then a deep breather and play football again. And I wanted us to be a bit harder with ourselves, go over that point, it’s pre-season. And move more. I think we did that second half obviously. Hendo came on, Millie – they both were lively.”
Ben Grounds: “Jurgen Klopp sat on his bucket with his legs crossed at one point during the second half as he looked down the left touchline at the Red Bull Arena and he would have been delighted at what he saw. He knows this coming season, even in the departure of Sadio Mane, he faces an almighty selection headache on a weekly basis. A penny for the thoughts of Roberto Firmino, then, whose replacement at half-time scored a hat-trick in the space of 23 minutes. Darwin Nunez has arrived at Liverpool, announcing himself in the way you imagine will send shivers down the spine of Premier League defenders.”
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