Liverpool Vs West Ham: Darwin Nunez Scores First Anfield Goal To Earn Jurgen Klopp Three Points

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Darwin Nunez recorded his first Anfield goal as Liverpool continued their upturn in form with a narrow 1-0 win over West Ham.

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Darwin Nunez scores first Anfield goal against West Ham

It was a complete domination in the first 40 minutes of play as Liverpool maintained a firm and steady grip on the game.

West Ham came under heavy pressure, struggling to defend against the Merseysiders who were chasing a third successive Premier League win.

Darwin Nunez came to the rescue of the Reds as he scored an opener in the 22nd minute to give Liverpool the lead.

Darwin Nunez nearly netted his second when his thunderbolt strike hit the woodwork and bounced off before being cleared by the West Ham defense.

While Darwin Nunez scored his first Anfield goal for Liverpool, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was also a hero for the Reds.

He saved a penalty to deny West Ham an equaliser and secure the win for coach Jurgen Klopp in a heated encounter.

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Darwin Nunez scored an excellent goal for Liverpool after his rasping attempt saw him rise to meet Kostas Tsimikas’ cross and then plant a downward header as the ball bounced into the net, beating Lukasz Fabianski.

The Uruguayan had another chance to make it 2-0 for Liverpool, but Fabianski was able to rise to the occasion with a good save.

A few minutes later, West Ham had a golden chance to level the scores after being awarded a penalty.

Gomez had fouled Jarrod Bowen inside the Liverpool box, and the penalty was awarded to the visitors.

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Bowen missed a penalty

Jarrow Bowen took the penalty with Alisson’s diving save, ensuring the Reds kept their win and secured all three points in the game.

Liverpool fans turned up at Anfield in large numbers as they witnessed their team make a headway picking up themselves after poor start to the season.

The win saw Liverpool build on a narrow win over Manchester City over the weekend as they close up on the Champions League spot in the table.

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Despite being unpredictable this season, Jurgen Klopp made it three straight wins in all competitions, with Nunez making his mark on the game.

After struggling to find his feet in the Premier League since arriving for £64m from Benfica, Darwin Nunez is gradually finding his tempo in the Premier League.

The goal against West Ham is his third goal in four matches for Liverpool.

Darwin Nunez gave a great impetus to the Liverpool attack as he neatly secured his first Liverpool hat-trick, if not for Fabianski’s fine saves.

With Diego Jota and Luiz Diaz ruled out from the Reds squad, Jurgen Klopp will welcome Darwin Nunez’s resurgence as Liverpool look set to return to winning ways.

David Moye’s struggle this season continues

David Moyes has done an incredible job with West Ham since he joined the club in 2019.

The former Man United and Everton boss has taken the North London side to a top-seven finish in the last two seasons, including a Europa League semi-final.

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However, the defeat against Liverpool is the sixth time the Hammers have gone without a point in the Premier League this season.

They gave a tough fight in the second half of the game against the Reds but could not convert the few chances they created in the game.

Bowen missed a penalty which should have earned them a point at Anfield.

In the closing moments, substitutes Said Benrahma and Gianluca had a chance to equalize but could not, as the game ended in a 1-0 defeat for the hammers.

The defeat has pushed West Ham United to the 13th spot on the league table with 11 points in 11 games. While Liverpool have moved up to the 7th spot with 16 points in 10 games.

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