Jurgen Klopp’s side were forced to come from behind at Anfield following Willian’s opener for Fulham in the 19th minute. Nunez’s introduction in the second half proved to be the catalyst as the Uruguay international provided the assist for Curtis Jones’ equaliser and Cody Gakpo’s winner in the 71st minute.
Nunez also had the chance to win the game late on but his effort from close range was superbly saved by Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Liverpool’s £85 million signing has now scored just one goal in his last 16 appearances for his club.
And as he made his way back to the dressing room after the team’s win over Fulham, Nunez was heard telling his teammates in Spanish: ‘Crazy, the ball just doesn’t want to go in.’
Despite Nunez’s lack of goals, Klopp praised the Uruguayan’s contribution to his Liverpool side.
‘He plays outstanding, I have to say it. So many things I really love about the game,’ Klopp said.
‘The first year was the year to adapt and he scored here and there. But now the contribution in games… he would have started tonight but he had cramps in the last game, so three days later you don’t start a player.
‘The boys don’t start or not start because they score or not score. My belief and my trust in them is – as long as they behave properly – endless because they just deserve it because of the effort that they put in.
‘That you can bring Cody and Darwin from the bench, that’s a proper change. And we changed, on top of that, system and formation and set-up.
‘All of a sudden the high press was not organised anymore, we had problems there, we tried to fix that from outside and then all of a sudden protection was not [there] because we changed a couple of things.
‘But the offensive situations were much better, it’s good – he’s a big part of that.’
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