All through his Liverpool profession up to now, Darwin Nunez has contributed 9 assists, and each single one has been to 1 man: Mohamed Salah.
It’s a degree of exclusivity that’s indicative of the bond the 2 have created, not simply on the pitch however off it too.
In video games in opposition to the likes of Everton, Tottenham, Man Metropolis and Brighton, the Uruguayan has solely had eyes for Salah, and the run of assists is a club-record.
Nunez has 9 assists in his Reds profession thus far and all 9 have been for Salah, which is the longest run by a Liverpool participant to the identical team-mate in all competitions through the Premier League period.
The current outing in opposition to Brentford noticed Nunez lengthen the run and within the Premier League alone, solely Kevin Campbell has a greater file for essentially the most first assists to the identical participant (10 for Ian Wright).
Within the league, Nunez has arrange seven objectives for Salah since arriving final season – and it’s the present marketing campaign that has already heralded a higher return, with 5 assists.
The duo have been amongst Liverpool’s finest performers within the opening 18 video games and, as per Opta, they’ve created essentially the most probabilities between themselves (19) within the Premier League this season.
It shouldn’t come as a shock that the 2 gel effectively on the pitch, with Salah having ensured Nunez was comfy in his environment when he first arrived, even when they didn’t share a mutual language.
“It was actually troublesome to get used initially with the group. However as time glided by, they made me really feel comfy, I had a chat with Salah that helped me quite a bit,” Nunez stated again in August of final yr.
Nunez has performed alongside Salah 53 occasions at Liverpool up to now, essentially the most of any of his team-mates – they’ve an joint aim contribution of 11 in that point.