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Reactions As Darwin Nunez Sends Liverpool Fans Into Frenzy With Historic Performance Against Sparta Prague

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Reactions As Darwin Nunez Sends Liverpool Fans Into Frenzy With Historic Performance Against Sparta Prague

Liverpool fans are still in disbelief after witnessing Darwin Nunez etch his name into the annals of Red’s history during an electrifying showdown against Sparta Prague at the epic Eden Arena in the Europa League round of 16 on Thursday night.

The Uruguay international finished the last-16 first-leg tie with another on the stroke of half-time but it was his first in the 25th minute which was massively important – and not just because of the landmark it brought up.

With a huge Premier League clash against Manchester City at Anfield coming up on Sunday, many expected Jurgen Klopp to field a slightly weakened side.

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However, the likes of Andy Robertson, Alexis Mac Allister, Luis Diaz, and Nunez were all named in a strong Liverpool XI.

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Liverpool had been under a sustained spell of pressure after Alexis Mac Allister, taking over penalty duties from Nunez after his failure against Chelsea in January, had put them ahead.

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Perhaps spurred on by that snub Nunez – out of nowhere, as is often his inclination – cut in from the left to whip a brilliant 25-yard dipping shot over goalkeeper Peter Vindahl.

His second effectively came when Mac Allister, head and shoulders above everyone else in possession, played a superb ball over the top which his fellow South American lashed across Vindahl and inside the far post.

The Uruguyan’s goal was Liverpool’s 1000th goal in the Klopp era.

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The last thing Jurgen Klopp wanted

An injury is never too far away from Liverpool at the moment, and it was Konate who looked to become the latest the fall foul of the current curse when he pulled up early in the second half when chasing back during Sparta’s fast start.

The Frenchman has been excellent for the Reds in recent weeks, and would form a key part of the side that faces City on Sunday if he was fit. That looked to be highly unlikely when he went off, but Klopp was quick to claim that the issue wasn’t too serious after the match. “Ibou said to me ‘if I do another sprint, it could be set’,” said Klopp. “Should be fine but we don’t know.”

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It remains to be seen how many more goals Liverpool will score before Klopp departs the club in the summer.

The German shocked the football world back in January when he announced his decision to step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the 23/24 season.

During an emotional interview with the club, Klopp said: “It is that I am, how can I say it, running out of energy. I have no problem now, obviously, I knew it already for longer that I will have to announce it at one point, but I am absolutely fine now. I know that I cannot do the job again and again and again and again.”

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Liverpool will now be working around the clock in a bid to find their perfect replacement for Klopp.

So far, the likes of Xabi Alonso, Roberto De Zerbi, Julian Nagelsmann, Ruben Amorim and Thomas Frank have all been linked with a move to Anfield.

Below are some of the fan’s reactions on X;

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