Tim Sherwood has heaped praise on Darwin Nunez's display during Liverpool's victory over West Ham United - insisting the Uruguayan is a "huge asset" to the Reds.
Nunez was on target against the Hammers as Liverpool extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 17 games with a 3-1 win at Anfield on Sunday.
The Uruguayan, who inherited the iconic No.9 shirt from Roberto Firmino during the summer, scored his fourth goal of the campaign when he superbly dispatched Alexis Mac Allister's clipped ball midway through the second half to restore the Reds' lead after Jarrod Bowen had cancelled out Mohamed Salah's early penalty.
The victory takes Liverpool second in the Premier League table after six games and has them hot on the heels of Manchester City, who sit just two points behind.
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And speaking after Sunday's win, Sherwood was quick to laud Nunez's growing importance at Anfield, while backing Liverpool to mount a challenge for the Premier League title this season.
“He (Nunez) is back to his best,” said Sherwood on Premier League Productions. “Causing havoc up there for any defenders. I really like Liverpool and I think they are going to challenge for the Premier League title.
“He is a nuisance. I wouldn’t want to play against him. He is a pest. He runs you in-behind. He can take the ball. He is a good size and backs in. He isn’t technically very clean, but sometimes, that’s his biggest asset – I think he is a real threat. I think he is a huge asset to Liverpool now.”
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