In Liverpool’s 1-0 victory against West Ham on Wednesday night, striker Darwin Nunez set a new Premier League speed record while scoring the game-winning goal.
Darwin Nunez breaks the speed record in Premier League
Darwin Nunez is finally beginning to resemble the player Liverpool spent up to £85 million on in the summer.
On Wednesday night, Jurgen Klopp’s team defeated West Ham thanks to the Uruguayan’s exquisitely placed header, which helped them reduce the distance between themselves and the fourth place to just four points.
Nunez has had a rather sluggish start to life at Anfield, but Friday night, he was everything but slow, setting a new Premier League record of 23.61 mph by outpacing Manchester City defender Kyle Walker, who had previously held the mark of 23.48 mph.
It cannot go unnoticed!
Usain Bolt’s sprint world record is 27.78 mph, therefore Nunez runs at a rate that is almost comparable to the Olympic standard.
A few Liverpool supporters felt his rapid pace hadn’t gone unnoticed in their social media reactions to the news.
Nunez’s goal against the Hammers was his third in four games, and while there are still many wrinkles in his game to work out, Reds supporters will be hoping that his recent form indicates that things are starting to look better for him.
A few weeks ago in an interview, Klopp predicted great things from Darwin. And it is just the beginning. The former Benfica striker is hungry for goals and it really shows on the pitch. After the magnificent header which gave Liverpool the lead, Nunez hit a thunderbolt of a shot that rattled the post.
It was only a matter of time until he settled in and understood the Liverpool way of play. With Anfield having his back and cheering him back, there is massive potential in him. And make no mistake, he will live up to his full potential.