WATCH: Darwin Nunez almost ‘knocks down’ limping Curtis Jones following Liverpool’s Carabao Cup triumph

Darwin Nunez was 'this' close from sending Cutis Jones to the medico once again!

WATCH: Darwin Nunez almost ‘knocks down’ limping Curtis Jones following Liverpool’s Carabao Cup triumph

Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai ran to the pitch after the final whistle (Via X/@LFC)

Just when fans thought that Kostas Tsimikas took the award for the most ‘out of pocket’ celebration, injured striker Darwin Nunez came up with a better one. Liverpool lifted the Carabao Cup in sublime fashion as Virgil van Dijk broke Chelsea hearts in the final minutes. A leaping header to guide the ball past Dorde Petrovic meant that Liverpool won the final by a solitary Van Dijk goal.

The final whistle saw the entire Liverpool squad take to the pitch, as injured marksman Darwin Nunez made headlines for something you’d least expect. The Uruguayan was in the stands for the final after picking up a knock prior to the showdown. That didn’t stop him from launching himself to the pitch as the #9 was overcome with passion after the final.

What surprised fans even more was that he almost knocked down a limping an injured Curtis Jones in the process. The Englishman picked up an ankle injury against Brentford earlier this month and was in crutches for the final.

As the final whistle blew, the Uruguayan seemed to forget his surroundings, and nearly knocked over an injured Jones as he rushed to the pitch. Adding to the hilarity of the incident was that Nunez didn’t even turn back or realize what he nearly did!

Depleted Liverpool edge Chelsea to lift first title of the season

Jurgen Klopp‘s farewell parade will now feature the 2024 Carabao Cup as well. The German, who is set to part ways with the club at the end of the season, lifted his first trophy of what is shaping up to be a quadruple charge late on. The odds were stacked against Liverpool’s favor, as the Reds were missing at least 8 first-team players for the final.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp has won the first title in what fans expect to be a quadruple charge from the Reds in his farewell season (Via X/@LFC)

Chelsea were wasteful in front of goal, missing numerous chances to go ahead. From Conor Gallagher to Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku, the Chelsea attack spurned multiple chances to go ahead. A goal from Virgil van Dijk in the second half was ruled out after a consultation with VAR. As the sides headed to extra-time, Liverpool fielded atleast 4 players under the age of 21, which many thought, gave Chelsea the advantage.

However, the very opposite occurred, as Chelsea remained incapable of finding the Liverpool net. Van Dijk came knocking a second time, and produced the exact same result. VAR didn’t have any objections this time round, as Liverpool lifted their tenth title in the competition. As Mauricio Pochettino‘s men are set to go trophyless this season, the loss has also invited the not so generous title of ‘Blue billion bottlers’.

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