Darwin Nunez can break 96-year record as Liverpool star continues incredible scoring run

Darwin Nunez of Uruguay looks on
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Darwin Nunez could smash a 96-year-old record for Uruguay in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

If the Liverpool-centre forward scores against the United States in the Copa America, he would break the record of scoring in consecutive games for his country.

Nunez equalled the record - which stands at seven successive matches - last Thursday when Uruguay thrashed Bolivia 5-0. At 2am on Tuesday morning in Kansas City, a goal would allow him to solidify his position as a record breaker.

The No.9 finished this Premier League season with 11 goals and eight assists. A player who is always looking to do more for his club, Nunez has proven to be a key man in Uruguay's successful start to their Cope America campaign.

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La Celeste only needs a point tonight to secure their position in the knockout stages and top spot in their group.

The player with who Nunez currently shares the record with is Hector Scarone. During his career, Scarone was known as one of the best attackers in the world. He became a two-time Olympic champion and won the first ever World Cup in 1930.

Nunez has scored 13 times for Uruguay with 10 of those coming in his last seven matches for the team. He sits second in the Copa America Golden Boot standings, tied with six other players.

The Uruguay manager who Nunez is shining under is former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa. The Argentinian came in to the team in May last year and has become an immediate success. In the 12 games he has managed so far, Bielsa has only lost two.

In his handful of games, Bielsa has labelled exactly how he gets Nunez to perform. He told ESPN: “The only thing that concerns me is that he finds himself in the best position possible, as often as possible, to do what he does extraordinarily well, which is to score, to finish, to complete attacking moves, to choose where to direct the shot he’s in a position to execute.

“It would be contradictory if I said that what has value are the goals because I’m saying the opposite. If he scores, he scores; if he misses,"