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‘Constant threat’: Alan Shearer now thinks 23-year-old Liverpool man is always looking to find his teammates
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‘Constant threat’: Alan Shearer now thinks 23-year-old Liverpool man is always looking to find his teammates

Liverpool will be heading into the World Cup break off the back of four wins on the bounce in all competitions.

Despite Southampton’s early equaliser, Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out comfortable victors at Anfield yesterday.

Speaking on BBC Match of the Day (12/11 11:36pm), Alan Shearer was reviewing the Reds performance.

There were a number of important milestones during the game yesterday for Liverpool.

James Milner came off the bench for his 600th Premier League appearance.

And after making his senior Liverpool debut in midweek, Ben Doak was in a Premier League matchday squad for the first time.

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There was one man who stole the show yesterday for Liverpool, and that was Darwin Nunez.

Nunez’s brace earned Liverpool all three points against a struggling Southampton and was phenomenal throughout.

Shearer commented that Nunez was always looking for his teammates, and that aspect of his game appears to be improving.

He was criticized for his decision making against Manchester City earlier in the season.

However, the more time he spends with his new teammates, the better that link-up play appears to be.

Nunez is always looking for his teammates – Shearer

During his analysis Shearer was very impressed with the Uruguayan, and backed him to continue scoring for Liverpool.

“Yeah, nine goals this season, he’s just starting to find his feet. Seven goals and one assist in his last ten,” Shearer said.

“He had the freedom today, used that pace and experience, whipped a great ball in [to Mohamed Salah], should be in the back of the net.

“[He] got his goal, it was a lovely ball from Harvey Elliott, the weight of pass is fantastic, but he sticks it away really well.

“He’s not just happy to admire his passes, look at the way he wants to get on the end of [the move] there and get into the box.

“The ability to set [Roberto] Firmino up with a little back flick, and again a real appreciation of where his teammates are.

“He was a constant threat, he’ll be around for a while and score lots of goals, I’ve no doubt about that.”

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Klopp will be glad that Nunez appears now to be looking for his teammates much more often.

The team have clearly felt the loss of Sadio Mane, who had a telepathic understanding with Firmino and Salah.

Nunez is still only 23, and has plenty of time to continue improving.

He’s already becoming a fan favourite at Anfield given his passionate displays, and now he consistently adding goals to his fantastic work-rate.

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