Thierry Henry names one thing Darwin Nunez did 'so well' in build up to Nottingham Forest winner

Darwin Nunez scored in his third Premier League game running this past Saturday, with his 99th-minute header gifting Liverpool all three points against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

That followed his interventions in recent matches against Burnley and Brentford with Nunez missing the game against Luton Town through injury.

The Uruguayan was fit enough for the bench last weekend, being summoned by manager Jurgen Klopp around the hour mark, and he again made a decisive impact for the Reds in this season’s title race.

Nunez has now scored 10 Premier League goals this season, and 14 overall, proving to be an important weapon for the Reds up front as they battle with the scale of an ongoing injury crisis.

On Saturday, Nunez popped up with a last-minute winner from an Alexis Mac Allister cross, giving the Reds three points and steering them further clear of Manchester City and Arsenal in the title race.

Premier League legend Thierry Henry praised the 24-year-old for the manner in which he took his chance.

Speaking in his role as pundit on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Henry pointed out that the forward took advantage of some pretty poor positional play from Forest’s defence and read the intentions of Mac Allister perfectly.

"First and foremost, the one thing he does ever so well is that he goes back into an onside position straight away,” Henry said of Nunez’s actions on Mac Allister’s delivery.

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“He puts his body into a position of: 'I am going to have an opportunity to score'. Because why? Mac Allister has told you he is going to cross the ball because he looked, it’s not telepathic, he looked while he was turning.

"The centre-backs, those two guys are still stepping forward at that moment, you can’t step forward when someone is about to cross it, you need to be on your standing leg to make sure you can jump as high as possible and clear the ball, but they cannot jump high and clear that ball.

"He can, he is attacking the ball. He’s the only one with Van Dijk who stays there the whole time, he is the only one. If you are a Nottingham Forest defender, as a coach I am like: 'Do you not realise that Mac Allister has the ball?'

"He looked, he turned, he crossed and you are still stepping out. He would [Nunez] have never been offside because Van Dijk was battling a player at the back with a Forest player."

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