Five Score 8 as Darwin Nunez Superb in Liverpool Player Ratings vs Nottingham Forest

Liverpool player ratings and scores following the Premier League encounter against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground:

In a thrilling finale, Darwin Nunez sealed a sensational victory for Liverpool with a dramatic winner in the ninth minute of injury time, propelling the Reds four points clear at the summit of the Premier League.

Emerging from the bench, Nunez capitalised on Alexis Mac Allister’s precise cross, nodding home to secure a hard-fought 1-0 triumph for Liverpool against relegation-battling Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

Here, Newsnow Liverpool rates the performances of Jurgen Klopp’s players after yet another resilient display resulting in a significant triumph.

Caoimhin Kelleher 8

An impressive save was made by extending the left leg to block Elanga’s attempt in the first half, although it seemed the Forest player was offside when sent through. Apart from that, there wasn’t much action.

Conor Bradley 6

Despite one burst aside, there wasn’t much impact in the first-half attack and struggled at times to handle Elanga. However, there was improvement in the second half when going forward. Eventually, got subbed.

Ibrahima Konate 8

Initially made one wayward pass, but quickly reverted to their characteristic defending on the front foot, proving pivotal in repelling Forest in the second half.

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Virgil van Dijk 8

Liverpool effectively marshaled their offside trap, which Forest continuously fell victim to before halftime. Additionally, they demonstrated strong defensive skills when facing Awoniyi later in the game.

Andy Robertson 5

His passing was somewhat loose in the first half, resulting in at least one Forest opening. He missed a great chance in the second half, and was both booked and subbed.

Joe Gomez 6

This was more of a trial as the makeshift number six, yet adeptly intercepted at times to regain possession. Then shifted to left-back after alterations at the hour mark.

Alexis Mac Allister 8

In the first half, Liverpool stayed organized and dynamic, swiftly creating opportunities through precise passing and culminating in a sensational cross that set up the decisive goal.

Bobby Clark 6

Had no trouble diving in, managed to create a shot in the first half that sailed over the goal, and had another attempt blocked. Showed promise in their debut Premier League start. Substituted later on.

Harvey Elliott 6

Entered the game seeking possession and energy despite having played many recent minutes. Finished the match as part of the midfield trio on the right side before being substituted.

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Cody Gakpo 6

Barely involved until halftime, contributing little to the team’s offensive strategy. Shifting to the right wing after an hour, they eventually started to leave a mark, narrowly missing the target with one powerful shot.

Luis Diaz 6

He wasn’t limited to the left flank and actively engaged across the entire front line, pressuring one defender and redirecting another shot off target. However, he wasn’t as impactful in the second half.

Darwin Nunez (for Robertson 60) 8

More direct approach to Liverpool attacking play and hit side-netting with one effort before netting winner.

Wataru Endo (for Clark 60) 6

Escaped one potential booking when trying to stop a Forest break.

Dominik Szoboszlai (for Elliott 76) 6

Welcome return for the Hungarian.

Jayden Danns (for Gakpo 84)

Booked for one challenge on Forest goalkeeper Sels.

Kostas Tsimikas (for Bradley 84)

Slotted in at left-back and blocked shot helped create winner.

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