Liverpool star Andy Robertson made a promise of assistance to Darwin Nunez
Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson promised Darwin Nunez he would give him a good cross to score in the second half of the Reds’ Champions League game against Ajax after the Uruguayan missed a nanny late in the game. first time. He duly delivered when the 23-year-old scored with a header from a corner kick by the Scotland captain at the 50-minute mark.
Liverpool had been under pressure for most of the first half with the hosts missing two good chances to open the scoring, but took the lead against the course of play when Mohamed Salah hit Ajax goalkeeper Remko Pasveer in the 42nd minute. .
The Reds should have doubled their lead moments later when Roberto Firmino squared the ball for Nunez, who had the goal at his mercy from six yards out. However, inexplicably, the striker managed to hit the post, leaving his team with more work to do in the second half.
After the match, Robertson admitted that his team-mate had been angry with himself for the miss during the interval and the Scot promised to help him out as he looked to make amends.
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“Darwin was really mad at himself at half time,” he told BT Sport. “I sat next to him and told him I was going to put a cross in his head so he would score.”
The left-back stayed true to his word, putting in a fantastic cross from a corner soon after the teams resurfaced, allowing Nunez to head in and atone for his earlier mistake.
Minutes later, Harvey Elliott shot in Liverpool’s third to seal the win for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have already secured passage to the round of 16 with one game remaining. Nunez hooked up around the hour with the game out of the question to protect him for the weekend’s game against Leeds.
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The English teenager also praised Nunez in his post-match interview, impressed by the way he learned from his mistakes to make the difference at the final whistle.
“It’s what strikers have to do to be honest,” he told BT Sport. “Eliminate mistakes or whatever and don’t dwell on it too much. And that’s exactly what he did and at the end of the day, he got his goal, which is what he deserved.”
“He ran all over the field tonight and got his goal, which is the main thing.”
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