Nunez steered home an expert finish to give Liverpool an early lead, but the Reds were wasteful too often in the first half.
The returning Diogo Jota sealed the three points late in the day, as the Merseysiders finished their 2023 fixtures with a win.
The highest rating of the evening was awarded to Virgil van Dijk (8.0), who really is back to being the best defender in the world.
Liverpool’s captain was faultless at the heart of the defence, winning aerial duels, producing quality on the ball and leading superbly.
TIA’s Mark Delgado even claimed that it has “been about two months since he put a toe wrong, never mind a foot,” also saying he “made a couple of good recoveries.”
Van Dijk “dominated the aerial battle once again”, according to the Echo‘s Ian Doyle, as he played a huge part in a vital Reds win.
Jarell Quansah (7.3) was in the runner-up spot and deservedly so, as his stock continues to rise by the week.
Tom Maston of GOAL hailed the English centre-back, in what was “another assured showing from the youngster,” and FotMob noted that he won nine out of 11 duels in the air.
In third place was Nunez (7.2), who finally ended his 12-game goal drought after producing an inch-perfect finish in the opening minutes.
Delgado felt the Uruguayan “looked a man in confidence” from the off, while Doyle thought he was “far more comfortable playing down the middle.”
The lowest Boxing Day score was handed to Ryan Gravenberch (6.1), as the Dutchman still adjusts to life in a Liverpool shirt.