It looked like it was going to be a miserable night for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds who found themselves behind and down to 10 men after Virgil van Dijk was sent off in the first half.
Anthony Gordon had opened the scoring for Newcastle, punishing a mistake by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Alisson kept Liverpool in the game with some superb saves to deny Miguel Almiron and others. As Newcastle pressed for a second, Klopp turned to Nunez to try and change the game.
The Uruguayan striker made an immediate impact, running onto a through ball and firing home an equalizer in the 81st minute.
Liverpool’s comeback was completed in dramatic fashion as Nunez latched onto a pass from Mohamed Salah and coolly slotted past Nick Pope in added time for the winner.
Darwin Nunez vs Newcastle United
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It was a stunning turnaround from Liverpool who battled adversity impressively to claim all three points.
Nunez’s introduction off the bench proved decisive as his brace rescued his team and earned them a crucial victory to start their Premier League campaign.
The result showed Liverpool’s fighting spirit and character under pressure.