With both sides through to the next stage, and a minor miracle required for the Reds to finish as group winners, the game didn’t really have much at stake. But for Liverpool, it still offered a chance at revenge against the side that handed them a 4-0 drubbing in the reverse fixture.
Both teams fielded slightly altered starting XIs, with both managers opting for more conservative approaches.
Liverpool enjoyed a better first half, with Curtis Jones and Thiago receiving half-chances but failing to convert.
The second 45 was even tamer than the first, with the highlight being a Leo Ostigard goal which was later ruled out by VAR.
To inject a bit of sting into the game, Jurgen Klopp rolled in the changes and brought on Darwin Nunez.
The switch worked splendidly, as the Uruguayan’s header rounded off the keeper before being tapped home by Mo Salah.
With a goal contribution under his belt, Nunez went to grab one for himself and cement Liverpool’s victory.
Concluding a job well done for the Reds, the 23-year-old looked plenty pleased following full-time.
Further evidence of exactly how happy Nunez was came during the MOTM photoshoot, as the striker basically invited himself to the scene.
Despite the photoshoot being about MOTM Mo Salah, Nunez decided to tag along and pose alongside the Egyptian.
He even went topless for the picture and balanced the rope between awkward and content, all while showing off his abs.
The images left fans online in stitches and only added to the bewildering vibe Nunez radiates.
Fans also wasted no time in coming up with a brand new template using the image, one that is certain to pop up on your feeds.
Plenty of criticisms have been levied against the Uruguayan this season, be it uncertainty on the ball or lack of killer instinct, the striker hasn’t been without his flaws.
But despite all that, he continues to provide G/A’s at a steady rate while being a positive influence on the team.
And this is just the beginning as well, Nunez hasn’t hit top form just yet, but judging by current signs, the ceiling is incredibly high.