Liverpool got off to a flying start in their first pre-season game, with new signing Darwin Nunez scoring within three minutes against Karlsruher. Wearing the number nine shirt previously worn by Bobby Firmino, the Uruguayan forward received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and had a clear opportunity to shoot. Instead, he passed the ball to Mohamed Salah, but it was played behind the Egyptian.
🚨🚨| GOAL: Darwin Nunez scores for Liverpool.
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However, the ball found its way back to Nunez, who calmly swept it into the far corner of the net. It was the perfect start for Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp, who will be hoping to see more of the same from Nunez throughout the pre-season. The goal was also a positive sign for Liverpool fans, who will be looking for their team to hit the ground running in the upcoming Premier League season.