Darwin Nunez scores ‘outrageous’ overhead kick – but Liverpool goal is ruled out

Darwin Nunez’s bad luck in front of goal has continued after he saw two goals – including an overhead kick – disallowed during the Premier League clash against Brentford

Darwin Nunez reacts after seeing a goal disallowed for offside

Darwin Nunez reacts after seeing a goal disallowed for offside 

Unlucky Darwin Nunez found the net with a stunning overhead kick against Brentford – only to see the effort ruled out for offside.

The Liverpool frontman had already seen one goal disallowed for offside when the home side won a corner in the 27th minute. Virgil van Dijk met the set-piece in the air, forcing a fabulous save from Mark Flekken.

After the ball popped up, Nunez showed tremendous athleticism to find the net with an overhead kick. However, with the lineman’s flag raised, the goal didn’t stand.

Ahead of the Brentford game, Nunez had netted seven times for Liverpool this season, but it could have been many more had he shown more composure and enjoyed a little more luck in front of goal. Fans were left desperately disappointed that his acrobatic effort didn’t count.

“Outrageous finish denied by offside. Unlucky,” posted one on X (formerly Twitter). Another declared: “Darwin my goat, that bicycle kick goal counts in my heart.” A third added: “Offside aside, what a bicycle kick from Darwin.”

A fourth commented: “Darwin can’t get a goal for his life, he’s offside again.” Another fan remarked: “Darwin Nunez found out how to score but forgot the offside rule.”

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Darwin Nunez found the net with a superb overhead kick, only for the goal to be ruled out

Darwin Nunez found the net with a superb overhead kick, only for the goal to be ruled out Liverpool didn’t have to wait much longer for a goal as Mo Salah, with Nunez providing the assist. Alexander-Arnold picked out Nunez on the edge of the area and he laid off to Salah, who tucked a shot past Mark Flekken and inside the far post for a goal of brilliant simplicity.

In midweek, Nunez was mocked for ‘missing a handshake’ following Liverpool’s Europa League defeat to Toulouse, which saw a late equaliser to make it 3-3 ruled out by a controversial VAR decision. As a result, he wasn’t in the mood for a full-time handshake with Frank Magri, who took umbrage at his rival’s perceived lack of sportsmanship.

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However, some fans joked that the Uruguayan hadn’t refused the handshake, but just missed it following his calamitous open goal miss against Luton the previous weekend.

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