Darwin Nunez entered the Merseyside derby brawl despite being substituted to serve as a warning to Everton.

Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunez

In the final moments of Liverpool’s 2-0 victory against Everton on Monday night’s Merseyside derby, Darwin Nunez couldn’t help but get involved in a brawl

Even though Darwin Nunez had been replaced, he still managed to become engaged in the incident that occurred at the conclusion of the Merseyside derby on Monday night.

Liverpool defeated Everton handily at Anfield to earn their first Premier League victory of 2023. Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo each scored once to give Liverpool a 2-0 victory over Sean Dyche’s team.

Cody Gakpo's training
Cody Gakpo’s training

Jurgen Klopp and his team desperately needed the victory, which was made even more significant by the opponents’ identities. After a flashpoint between Andy Robertson and Jordan Pickford in the 85th minute, the emotions of the game bubbled up to the surface in the match’s final minutes.

When Robertson kicked the ball away after the final whistle, Pickford became enraged and gave Robertson a brief shoulder shove. Robertson’s response, which was to start laughing, did not exactly satisfy Everton, and after Seamus Coleman stepped in, things started to get a little more heated.

Idrissa Gueye, Alex Iwobi, and Amadou Onana were among the Everton players who were advancing when Virgil van Dijk, who was nearby warming up, began pushing them back. Nunez didn’t want to miss the chance to brag even though Roberton had already been taken away by his teammates to continue his argument with Pickford somewhere else.

Cody Gakpo
Cody Gakpo

After being replaced 15 minutes earlier, the Liverpool striker, who was sporting a puffer coat, charged down the sideline with Kostas Tsimikas to join the fight. Nunez could be seen opening and closing his hand to signify the 2-0 score to the Everton midfielder as he was being escorted away by Gueye.

The stewards intervened to defuse the situation, but Tsimikas had to be restrained when his actions hardly elicited a response. In the end, the altercation was ineffective, as referee Simon Hooper merely issued yellow cards to Robertson and Pickford.

The victory had been a long time coming for Liverpool, who had not won in the Premier League since defeating Leicester on December 30.

After Pickford misplaced himself, Salah scored the game’s first goal with a straightforward finish on the counter-attack, and he was happy with the outcome.

Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson

For us, it’s significant and huge, he told Sky Sports. “I believe we had a great training week, and the guys were very enthusiastic. We were eagerly awaiting the game’s dramatic turn of events. I hope that’s the beginning.

Jordan Henderson and James Milner’s leadership was also praised by Salah. Hendo and Millie had a conversation last week, and they did so once more yesterday, saying, “Guys, we simply have to play our football.

We need to enjoy it because we’ve been playing together for five or six years and we have new players who play really well, so there’s no point in playing the way we normally do.

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