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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool Highlights | Premier League

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Darwin Nunez came through with a dramatic last-minute goal, securing a crucial 1-0 win for Premier League leaders Liverpool against Nottingham Forest, who are battling relegation. The match, held at the City Ground on Saturday, saw Liverpool clinch three points in a nail-biting encounter.

Nunez’s goal, scored in the 99th minute, propelled Liverpool four points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, tallying 63 points from 27 matches, although Manchester City still has a game in hand. The defeat left Nottingham Forest reeling, with their position just four points clear of the relegation zone in 17th place.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp expressed the challenges his team faced in this demanding fixture. “It was the most difficult game we played because of the circumstances,” Klopp commented. “Playing four games in 11 days is really tricky given our squad situation.”

Despite dominating possession, Liverpool struggled to break through Nottingham Forest’s resilient defense for much of the game. Klopp acknowledged the relentless effort put forth by Forest. “It wasn’t an easy game for us at any point,” he remarked. “But it’s a wonderful feeling to secure the win. I’m really happy with what the boys are doing.”

The match ended in uproar, with Forest’s coaching staff protesting vehemently, resulting in coach Steven Reid being shown a red card by referee Paul Tierney.

Reflecting on the game, Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo lamented his team’s missed opportunities. “We played well, created chances, but we were punished. It’s a tough pill to swallow,” he said.

The winning goal came in the dying moments of the match, with Alexis Mac Allister providing the decisive cross for Nunez’s header. Mac Allister described the euphoria of the moment, emphasizing Nunez’s importance to the team.

Klopp commended Mac Allister’s composure, highlighting his crucial role in setting up the goal. “Mac Allister was the calmest on the pitch,” Klopp noted. “His assist was vital for the win.”

Liverpool’s victory capped off a grueling 11-day stretch, which included wins against Luton Town, Southampton in the FA Cup, and Chelsea in the League Cup final. Klopp also had to navigate through an injury crisis, with key players like Mohamed Salah sidelined.

The return of substitutes Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai from injury provided a much-needed boost for Liverpool, underscoring their impact on the team’s performance.

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