Having joined the club from PSV at the beginning of the January transfer window, Gakpo failed to score in any of his first six matches for the Reds.
But with Liverpool producing a much-improved performance against Everton earlier this week, Gakpo got off the mark after tapping in Trent Alexander-Arnolds cross in the second half.
The attack were a constant threat throughout, with Nunez and Mo Salah combining for Liverpools opener, and the Uruguayan believes Gakpo will eventually go on to prove he is a quality player with a lot of class.
Here at Liverpool I have teammates who are all high-quality footballers, Nunez was quoted as saying on the clubs website.
I need to be able to understand how they play a little more and its the same for them with me. Its what settling into each others games is all about.
They get used to how I play and, in turn, I grow accustomed to how they play. I think that in time well start to see some good and positive results.
For example, Gakpo is a quality player and has a lot of class. Hes physically strong too. I think hell be able to make people very happy at Liverpool.
You have to also understand that hes come here at a time when were not in the best of form and he will need time to settle in too.
I think hes done well in the games hes featured in so far. I hope that with time Ill develop a great understanding and then go on to bring some joy to the Liverpool fans.
Its been a mixed start to life at Liverpool for Nunez, who is still in the early stages of his time at the club himself.
The teams struggle for form certainly hasnt made it easy for new players to settle, but Nunez is certain their fortunes will change for the better sooner rather than later.
Liverpool is a massive club and we are aware of the consequences of what were going through currently, he continued.
Were going through a tough time but Im confident that we will pick ourselves up and respond and rise up the table.
I think were going to respond because many people here know what Liverpool really is, and what the club stands for. Both the manager and the players, we all know that this is a big club and I believe that were going to turn things around and come out of this bad run that weve been going through at the moment.