Five minutes into the second period in Liverpool's pre-season friendly against Greuther Fürth on Monday, Harvey Elliott received the ball midway in his own half.
With plenty of space ahead of him, Elliott was able to sweep an excellent pass down the line for Mohamed Salah, who cut inside and slipped a perfectly-weighted ball in behind for the diagonal run of Darwin Núñez, enabling the number nine to round the goalkeeper and steer it home.
Less than 10 minutes later, the same combination struck again as Salah lofted a pass to Núñez, who controlled it on his chest, chopped inside the defender and calmly finished with the side of his foot.
That goal put Liverpool 3-1 up, but after Fürth rallied to score three and turn the game on its head, the Uruguayan returned the favor in the final minutes to salvage a draw, firing a ball across for Salah to convert after once again escaping in behind.
Following a crazy 45 minutes that was probably far too open for Jürgen Klopp's liking, the manager was left with one outstanding positive — a glimpse of this duo's explosive potential.
Already in Núñez's first season at Anfield, the pair struck up a unique understanding. As of February 15, they were creating a chance for one another every 52 minutes on average, the best rate in the entire Premier League, as per Opta Joe.
Fulham's Aleksandr Mitrović and Andreas Pereira were a considerable way back in second (63 minutes), with Spurs partnership Dejan Kulusevski and Harry Kane third (66 minutes) and the globally-feared Manchester City combination of Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne fourth (67 minutes).
To emphasize just how impressive this was, only two Liverpool pairings in the last 17 years have supplied one another at a superior rate — Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez, and Luis Suárez and Philippe Coutinho — and even then both were only one minute ahead, via Michael Reid.
The ceiling of this Salah and Núñez combination is arguably even higher as the Reds improve — keep in mind the figures are from a stage of the season when Liverpool was ninth in the table — and Núñez truly settles in.
Indeed, while the former Benfica man set up four goals for the right winger, Salah only assisted him once, and that's largely a result of Núñez's poor chance conversion.
But if he can start displaying the kind of supreme composure he did on Monday on a more consistent basis, and granted it will be a bigger ask in meaningful fixtures, then this could conceivably be recognized as the best partnership in the division.