Analysis by Liverpool: Darwin Nunez’s request speaks volumes, suggesting the emergence of a new undroppable

Ian Doyle offers commentary following Monday’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester.

In the second half, the jubilant away crowd continued to chant in praise of Roberto Firmino, and it was always going to take something special to put an end to that.

But then, in a thrilling conclusion to the season, Trent Alexander-Arnold goes on to show that he is almost unstoppable.

Without a doubt, it seemed harsh of referee Craig Pawson to penalize Jonny Evans for what appeared to be a good tackle on Jordan Henderson outside the box. But for good reason, those inside the King Power Stadium held their breath, either in anticipation or fear.

Alexander-Arnold was able to complete the move after Mohamed Salah rolled the ball back into his path. His right foot fired a shot that was both deliciously curled and ferociously powerful. Daniel Iversen, the goalie for Leicester, was helpless.

Only his fourth of the year, it was a well-deserved reward for another incredibly impressive performance less than six weeks after Alexander-Arnold switched to his new inverted right-back position. Dean Smith, the manager of Leicester, later acknowledged that he altered his strategy to stop Alexander-Arnold, but it didn’t seem to have much of an impact.

It also gave Salah his third assist of the game, bringing his season total to 44 goals assisted in 49 games. Once more, the season’s final stretch brings out Liverpool’s best players.

The struggles of the Liverpool midfielder over the previous two seasons have been well-documented, with any likelihood of first-team momentum being halted by a string of unlucky and occasionally bizarre injuries.

So when the 22-year-old received only his third season-opening start at Chelsea last month, questions were raised. Even though the match itself was a memorable 0-0 draw, it served as a turning point for Jones’ campaign and, who knows, maybe even his career.

Five days later, a new strategy was implemented that required slightly different work from those in the engine room and saw Trent Alexander-Arnold move into midfield. Jones, the triumvirate’s left-handed member, has grown accustomed to the job.

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Jones has consistently played with confidence, which was clear in this situation. He was assured in possession and tigerish in the tackle because he was confident in his position and knew exactly what his role was. Naturally, he embraced his two goals beautifully, especially the second, which earned him a standing ovation from the traveling Kop.

This is the Curtis Jones that those who followed him during his Academy years have long anticipated.

Darwin Nunez undoubtedly didn’t anticipate becoming a glorified cheerleader in the final two weeks of his first Liverpool season.

Even though he was sidelined by a minor toe injury, the Uruguayan still requested to go to the East Midlands, which says a lot about his eagerness to keep learning.

Analysis by Liverpool: Darwin Nunez request speaks volumes, suggesting the

Roberto Firmino, who undoubtedly wants to enjoy every second of his time as a Liverpool player, joined him. He wasn’t the only one there. And both of them saw evidence of Liverpool’s current attack’s depth and strength.

Luis Diaz advanced with his 74-minute outing, the longest since his recovery from a serious injury. He contributed significantly to the opening goal and then picked up the pace after the break.

Even more impressive was Cody Gakpo, who continued to show why he should succeed Firmino by embracing Liverpool’s pressing style and being willing to drop from the central striker position to cause chaos in midfield.

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