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The select list Darwin Nunez joined after scoring against Fulham

By Charles Cornwall

The select list Darwin Nunez joined after scoring against Fulham

The Merseyside side were held to a 2-2 draw by the Londoners, but were held to a 2-2 draw by Fulham.

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Uruguay's Darwin Nunez joined a select list of Liverpool strikers in the Premiere League by scoring his first goal of the season against Fulham on Saturday afternoon. The Merseyside side were held to a 2-2 draw by the Londoners, but were held to a 2-2 draw by Fulham. Alongside the likes of Luis Suarez, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Michael Owen, Nunez joined the list of players to score in their first Premier League game. 

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Nunez's words

"I think a striker always lives off scoring goals, but I think you try to go out onto the field to do the very best you can to help the team. If the goals do come, by all means, bring them on. But if they don’t flow, what are we going to do, other than keep working hard to be ready for the next game? You have to say that this is really just the beginning. Things went well for me last Saturday against City, I managed to score a goal and I won the penalty, but I don’t have to feel any added pressure right now that I have to play well and be scoring in every game."

"What I do have to do is train every day and when matchday comes around, give my very best so things go well for us as a team. Because here we win together, and when we lose, we lose together. If things go badly, then we suffer together. It’s what I always say, this is a group of players and we always have to stick together as one. It’s great that here the support you get from the rest of your teammates is huge."

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"When the goal went in, I didn’t quite know how to celebrate it. I pulled off my shirt and I started to celebrate with a huge release of adrenaline and fury. I was overjoyed at that moment and, as always, I dedicated the goal to my wife and my son."

"I was saying to myself, ‘How good is this, playing against City and scoring your first goal in a final?’ Lots of thoughts come into your head at a moment like that. First goal, against a top side, in a big game, I just didn’t know how to celebrate it! So I just thought, pull my shirt off and just go for it and celebrate to the maximum, because it was a key goal in an important game for my career and I’m sure it’s one I’ll remember for the rest of my life. "

"No, no, I’ll be more cool and calm from now on. It was just right then I didn’t know what to do to celebrate it and, as I said before, it was the adrenaline that made me rip off my shirt. Now I wanted to thank the Liverpool fans because when I went out to start my warm-up, they were chanting my name, ‘Nunez, Nunez’ and it gave me goosebumps. They were also singing my name during the game itself, and that’s really important for a player as it calms you down and gives you a boost in confidence out on the pitch too. So, thanks to all of them once again because they made me feel really good."

Nee season

"To be honest, I never really set myself a goals target. Of course, it’s great and very welcome if the goals are flowing and I’m scoring. But no, I never set an exact figure. My target currently is for things to go well for me and to give everything I have for the team and this group of players, and that at the end of the season we can be lifting a trophy. That’s what I want and what everyone wants here at Liverpool."

 


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