Jurgen Klopp responds to Nottingham Forest fans chant at Darwin Nunez after Liverpool win | Football

Darwin Nunez scored Liverpool’s injury-time winner to beat Nottingham Forest (AP)

Jurgen Klopp has urged rival supporters to keep targeting Darwin Nunez after Liverpool’s last-gasp victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Liverpool appeared to be on course for a goalless stalemate at the City Ground but Nunez met Alexis Mac Allister’s ball into the box with an excellent header to seal a 1-0 win for Klopp’s side.

The victory has extended Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League to four points, although Manchester City can cut that back down to a point if they beat Manchester United in Sunday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium.

Nunez, meanwhile, was the subject of ridicule from Forest fans after he was introduced as a second-half substitute as supporters chanted, ‘you’re just a s*** Andy Carroll’ in the Uruguayan’s direction.

But Klopp has welcomed rival supporters to keep goading Nunez if he responds with a goal.

‘It is a super-important goal which gives you three points, it’s always super decisive, especially for him, super deserved,’ Klopp said.

‘Before, people should start singing that song more often. It’s the best way to calm it immediately down but they can sing it if Darwin responds like he did today.

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez scores their first goal

Darwin Nunez’s goal has sent Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League (Reuters)

‘Before that [the goal] he had really good moments, after a set-piece a sensational save from the goalie that was his chance as well so he was immediately in the game, in a difficult game for us obviously.

‘Game number four in 11 days is always difficult with our squad situation, it’s super difficult.

‘We didn’t start particularly well, it was obvious, we had no real rhythm, that was the problem a little bit. We weren’t really fluent, you have to play quick against a defensive block, you have to play in the right spaces, we had too many players behind the ball, normal football things.

‘We created a few chances, not the biggest ones but it showed we could do it. Second half the game got more and more difficult, the opponent is fighting for the result, they bring on Taiwo who is obviously a real handful and a proper target player for counter-attacks, Elanga and Hudson-Odoi around him, Gibbs White with the space, that’s really tricky, we defended that exceptional in the last moment.

‘The game is open, that means you can win it, obviously Macca [Alexis MacAllister] had an idea after 98 minutes, a wonderful ball, a really wonderful piece of football and Darwin was there and scores the goal.’

Asked if Nunez understood the song from Forest fans, Klopp replied: ‘I understood it.

‘I don’t know, I think yeah he understands it. It’s how I said, the best answer [from him].’

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