With the aim of building upon their crucial victory against Manchester City, Liverpool met West Ham United at Anfield.
The starting 11 featured numerous changes from the one that won against City, including the reintroduction of Darwin Nunez.
The £100m striker has been far from his best so far this season, but recent appearances had offered flashes of his quality.
And against West Ham, Nunez appeared to be in his element.
The Reds dominated proceedings in the first half, with Nunez starring and even grabbing a goal.
The Uruguayan broke the deadlock after heading in a cross from Kostas Tsimikas. He could’ve had another, courtesy of an absolute peach of a volley, but sadly it only rattled the post.
West Ham grew back into the game following the break and created plenty of chances. The best of the lot came in the form of a penalty, which Alisson expertly saved.
Liverpool had to really dig in deep during the final few minutes, as West Ham threw constant waves of pressure at them. Eventually, the home side held on and secured a valuable 3 points.
Despite not being a clinical performance, the win will do Liverpool a world of good, and the same can be said for Nunez.
After having a topsy-turvy start, the Uruguayan finally looks to be making a difference, and his confidence is already improving.
This was evident after full-time as the striker looked overjoyed as he went around interacting with his teammates.
His conversation with Veteran James Milner in particular caught the eye of fans, and the reasons for it are pretty standard.
Being fairly new to the UK, Nunez isn’t quite well-versed in English just yet.
This aspect has been brought up numerous times online, and even in interviews with Jurgen Klopp.
For those wondering how the German gets his instructions across, the answer is assistant Pep Ljinders, who’s pretty handy with Portuguese and Spanish.
And of course, players fluent in the languages such as Thiago, Roberto Firmino, and Alisson help in this regard as well.
To everyone’s surprise, James Milner appears to be a part of that list, as his post-match conversation with Nunez looked to be pretty interactive, with the veteran laughing along to Nunez’s joke.
Who would’ve guessed that the archetypal ‘Brexit’ player would be so well initiated with Espanyol?
Well, as it turns out, the 36-year-old has been speaking the language ever since his Manchester City days, which allowed him to interact with teammates such as David Silva.
Building an understanding with a veteran such as Milner will do good for any youngster, and evidently, Nunez is doing just that.