Liverpool €100M striker Darwin Nunez break silence after dismal Red Card in a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.
Darwin Nunez has spoken for the first time since receiving a red card against Crystal Palace on his Premier League debut at Anfield.
Nunez, who joined Liverpool from Benfica in a transaction initially valued at £64 million, was the club’s most notable acquisition of the summer transfer window.
When the Uruguayan came off the bench last week against Fulham, he had a respectable impact and helped his team secure a 2-2 draw.
However, things rapidly went awry during his debut Liverpool start at Anfield. He blew two excellent opportunities in the opening period, which saw Palace silence Anfield with a goal from Wilfried Zaha in the 32nd minute.
Nunez’s already unimpressive home debut was ruined by a moment of frenzy with the Reds pursuing an equalizer in the second half.
Nunez was given a red card by official Paul Tierney in the 57th minute for headbutting Palace center back Joachim Andersen.
Nunez, who has been outplayed by Andersen the whole game, allowed his emotions to get the better of him and was hauled off the field by vice captain James Milner.
Fortunately for Nunez, Liverpool was able to save a point thanks to a magical moment from teammate Luis Diaz.
The truth is that if they hadn’t gone down to ten men, the disappointed Anfield audience understood it could have been three points.
Nunez apologized for his behavior on social media.
“Apologies to Liverpool all, I’ll be back,” he tweeted.
“I am aware of the terrible attitude I had,” the 23-year-old continued. I’m here to learn from my errors so that they won’t occur again.
Nunez is the first player to receive a dismissal for violent behavior under Jurgen Klopp. In a statement on the incident, Virgil van Dijk said that Nunez “needs to control himself.”
He declared: “He must surely exercise self-control.
He needs to take care of himself and understand that these things might happen, particularly in the Premier League.
He was undoubtedly disappointed, and possibly even with himself. However, he is still learning, and we will always support him. He hopes that it won’t happen again because he knows it shouldn’t.
Nunez will now miss the games against Manchester United, Bournemouth, and Newcastle because of a three-game suspension.
According to Klopp, Nunez will have an additional preseason due to the suspension.
“Now he has another ‘pre-season,'” he remarked. I’m unsure of the precise length of his suspension. So we’ll put it to use doing manual labor. We will endeavor to strengthen him even more, not as a punishment.
With just two points from their first six games, Liverpool has had a terribly disappointing start to their 22/23 season and is currently ranked 12th in the league.
Next up is a pivotal matchup against longtime rivals United, as both teams are vying for their first victory of the year.