Liverpool star clocks highest sprint speed across opening Premier League weekend

Danny Welbeck, William Saliba and Andreas Pereira were all amongst the gameweek’s fastest

A member of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool ranks beat out the competition to clock the highest sprint speed of any player in the Premier League this past weekend.

The Red star in question? Darwin Nunez.

Uruguayan international Nunez, of course, enjoyed a debut outing to remember in England’s top-flight.

Whilst Liverpool, as a collective, stuttered en route to an eventual 2-2 stalemate with promoted Fulham, the summer arrival on Merseyside shone, to the tune of a goal and an assist.

All of this came despite Nunez only being introduced off the bench early in the 2nd-half of action.

And, as alluded to above, as well as showing off his prowess in and around the penalty area, the former Benfica standout too provided a glimpse into his explosive athleticism.

This came as Nunez, late on at Craven Cottage, clocked the highest speed managed by any player across the opening weekend of action in the English top-flight.

The 23-year-old was recorded sprinting at a head-turning 36.53 kilometres per hour on Saturday, a full 1.25km/h faster than 2nd-placed Danny Welbeck of Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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