With no hope of improving their season, Nottingham Forest came into the game in bottom place in the Premier League.
When they last faced Brighton and Hove Albion, Steve Cooper’s team drew 0-0, displaying grit at the back to keep a key clean sheet.
Liverpool, on the other hand, has battled over the last two games to scrape out wins over West Ham United and Manchester City, allowing them to once again climb the ranks.
Mohamed Salah scored the game’s only goal in a difficult battle versus City before Darwin Nunez’s strike against the Hammers.
Prior to the World Cup break, Jurgen Klopp hoped to see his team develop some consistency in the final third, but they essentially failed to make a statement today.
After the first 45 minutes at the City Ground, there was no goal. Virgil van Dijk had the best chance of the half, but he misplaced his free header.
Williams delivered a free kick, and Cook directed it toward the right side before shooting low into the center. Attacking the delivery, Awoniyi attempted to score but his shot hit the post.
Before Liverpool could react, he saw the rebound and slammed the ball into the goal.
Currently, Taiwo Awoniyi has scored one more goal against Liverpool than he has for them throughout his entire professional career.
Taiwo Awoniyi became the first Nottingham Forest player to score in each of his most recent three Premier League outings at the City Ground.
The Nigerian international was later removed in the 63rd minute, as Nottingham Forest held on to record their first win in many matches.
Taiwo Awoniyi joined Liverpool when he was 18 years old. He was loaned out seven times in six seasons, however he never participated in a game for the team before being sold.
He just beat them with a Premier League goal.
Taiwo Awoniyi's game by numbers vs. Liverpool:
4 touches in opp. box
3 duels won
3 x possession won
3 chances created
2 shots on target
1 Big Chance created
1 tackle made
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