'He's a top player': Trent Alexander-Arnold wowed by 23-year-old Liverpool ace's Community Shield display
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'He's a top player': Trent Alexander-Arnold wowed by 23-year-old Liverpool ace's Community Shield display

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has lauded Darwin Nunez’s display in the Community Shield win over Manchester City.

Last month, Liverpool signed the Uruguay international from Benfica for a fee which could reach a club-record £85million.

The 23-year-old arrived at Anfield as one of the best young forwards in world football.

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Nunez’s last season at Benfica saw him clock up some impressive statistics.

He registered a staggering 34 goals and four assists from just 41 appearances in all competitions.

And on Saturday, Nunez showed exactly what he’s capable of in an impressive display at the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool took the lead through Alexander-Arnold on 21 minutes.

However, Julian Alvarez equalised for the Citizens midway through the second half.

Nunez, who had come on just before the hours, helped win the penalty which restored Liverpool’s leader.

Ruben Dias was ruled to have handled the 23-year-old’s header for a penalty Mohamed Salah converted.

Nunez then scored the third in injury time, stooping in to head home from close range.

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After the game, Alexander-Arnold was asked how good he found his new teammate’s performance.

“It has got to be up there,” he told ITV Sport, as transcribed on BBC Sport‘s text commentary page.

“He won the penalty, scored a goal and looked very lively.

“He’s been bought in to score goals and he’s proved he can do that today.

“He is a top player, a young player who is willing to learn.

“He’s bonded well with the lads. He came on with a point to prove.”

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