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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Stephen Killen & Charlotte Coates

Gary Neville sends Liverpool 'menace' message after Fulham draw

Gary Neville has heaped praise on new Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez after the striker came off the bench on Saturday to open his account in the Premier League. The Uruguayan grabbed himself goal and an assist as the Reds were held to a 2-2 draw at Fulham.

The former England international also spoke highly of Manchester City new boy Erling Haaland after his double at West Ham gave the Premier League champions a winning start to the new season.

Jurgen Klopp selected a front three of Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah at Craven Cottage, but found themselves 1-0 down at the break. A poor performance from the Reds was made slightly better thanks to the impact of Nunez.

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The Sky Sports pundit said on his podcast after the opening fixtures in the new Premier League season: "Nunez is a handful, he is a menace, when he came on, he was a menace and a handful, and he was very good.”

Neville doesn't think it is fair that Haaland can possess the pace and power that he has. The ex-Man United player highlighted how the Norwegian's performance was 'sobering' for the rest of the Premier League.

"It feels unfair to have that pace, acceleration, strength, ability and it becomes so much more difficult for everyone else," added Neville after City won their season opener at the London Stadium.

"There was a moment in that Community Shield last week were he went into that right channel and he just nudged Andy Robertson, who I couldn’t speak higher about over the last four years, and I thought that’s the Van Dijk and Robertson channel he’s just done in that in, he got his shot away and it was saved. There was glimpses last week but what we’ve seen today is the real thing, we’ve seen it in front of our eyes. It’s a sobering thought for the rest."


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