sport news Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool: Darwin Nunez comes off the bench to score STUNNING ... trends now

sport news Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool: Darwin Nunez comes off the bench to score STUNNING ... trends now
sport news Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool: Darwin Nunez comes off the bench to score STUNNING ... trends now

sport news Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool: Darwin Nunez comes off the bench to score STUNNING ... trends now

There were times on the south coast when the squall of Storm Ciaran made conditions so freakishly unpredictable that Liverpool’s Carabao Cup campaign seemed as if it might become collateral damage.

Jurgen Klopp’s team had gone ahead in the first half through a Cody Gakpo goal but came out after the interval to face a gale, blowing straight down the centre of the pitch towards their goal.

Each one of Bournemouth’s in-swinging corners looked as if they might be gathered by a gust and blown straight into the net. Attempted clearances by the visitors swirled high into the sky and back from whence they came in comical fashion.

Justin Kluivert levelled with his first Bournemouth goal, and the home side pushed on, wind-assisted, looking capable and confident of scoring again when Darwin Nunez stepped forward with a wonderful goal in defiance of the prevailing wind.

Darwin Nunez scored a brilliant goal to put Liverpool back ahead of Bournemouth

Darwin Nunez scored a brilliant goal to put Liverpool back ahead of Bournemouth

The Uruguayan cut in from the left flank and curled a powerful effort into the net

The Uruguayan cut in from the left flank and curled a powerful effort into the net

Nunez came off the bench and made a real impact for Jurgen Klopp's side

Nunez came off the bench and made a real impact for Jurgen Klopp's side

Klopp appeared delighted with the win as his side advanced to the quarter finals

Klopp appeared delighted with the win as his side advanced to the quarter finals 

Nunez was forced wide to the left as he miscontrolled a pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold but the change of angle helped as he cut back inside and produced a ferocious strike that curled, dipped and deceived goalkeeper Andrei Radu.

MATCH FACTS: 

Bournemouth 4231: Radu 6.5; Smith 6, Mepham 6, Zabarnyi 6.5, Kerkez 6; Scott 7.5 (Moore 81), Billing 6 (Tavernier 61, 7); Semenyo 6 (Brooks 74, 6), Christie 7.5, Kluivert 7 (Traore 74, 6); Solanke 6.

Subs: Plain, Rothwell, Ouattara, Senesi, Aarons

Goals: Kluivert 64

Bookings: Kerkez, Scott, Iraola,

Manager: Andoni Iraola 6.5

Liverpool 433: Kelleher 6; Gomez 6, Matip 6, Quansah 6, Tsimikas 6; Elliott 7 (Nunez 60, 7.5), Endo 7 (Alexander-Arnold 60, 7), Jones 6.5 (Mac Allister 60, 6); Szoboszlai 8 (Gravenberch 76, 6), Salah 7.5, Gakpo 7 (Jota 81)

Subs: Adrian, Van Dijk, Konate, Scanlon

Goals: Gakpo 31, Nunez 70

Bookings: Gakpo

Manager: Jurgen Klopp 7

Ref: John Brooks 6

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There were anxious moments to survive at the other end before their passage was secured but it would prove enough to sweep the Merseysiders into the last eight of a competition they won two years ago.

Liverpool, nine times winners of this competition, made eight changes to team that beat Nottingham Forest in the Premier League. Klopp calculated his risks and stacked his bench with first-team

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