Liverpool defender Kostas Tsimikas has branded Darwin Nunez a “goal machine” after the Uruguayan opened his Anfield account against West Ham on Wednesday night.
The 23-year-old has taken his time to get going under Jurgen Klopp, but he now appears to have found his rhythm in recent outings, netting three goals in his last four games, including against Rangers, Arsenal and West Ham.
That strike against the Hammers was actually his first at Anfield in Liverpool colours, having previously scored on Merseyside for Benfica. It was a precision header from a timely Tsimikas cross that gave Liverpool a vital 1-0 Premier League win.
Darwin Nunez news: A “goal machine” in the making?
- Darwin Nunez scored his first goal at Anfield for Liverpool against West Ham on Wednesday night .
- Kostas Tsimikas provided the assist and has now described his team-mate as a “goal machine” (click here for full quotes).
- Nunez has bagged five goals in 12 games for the Reds across all competitions this campaign.
- Liverpool next face Nottingham Forest away from home on Saturday.
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It’s certainly been a testing introduction to life in England for Nunez, who served out a three-game suspension after collecting a red card during his Anfield bow against Crystal Palace, while he has fired a blank in four of his opening five Premier League matches.
But, Klopp will be hoping his marquee acquisition over the summer can use his match-winner against the Hammers as the catalyst for goalscoring run, with Tsimikas believing the confidence is growing in his fellow top-knot team-mate.
Tsimikas told LFC TV : “He’s always there. He can score with the left, with the right, with the head, he’s a goal machine.
“He needs confidence, it is coming and I hope for him he scores a lot more goals and gives us more wins, because for us he is a very, very important player.
“I’m very, very happy for him also because I know he’s been wanting to score.
“Obviously he will score more, but hopefully he will keep his energy and goals for the next games.”