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Darwin Nunez went berserk on Sunday in his full debut Premier League game vs Crystal Palace. Nunez did a copy book of what Zinedine Zidane did a couple of years ago. Nunez sensationally headbutted Joachim Andersen Twice, the worst part was that the incident took place right in front of the referee. The £85million Liverpool striker was rightfully sent off for his deadly assault.
Darvin Nunez will now be banned for three games. Liverpool is already four points behind title rivals Manchester City this season. Such was the intensity of the attack by Nunez that even it took James Klopp and his Liverpool teammates by surprise.
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Klopp said: “I cannot deny it is a red card. That’s not how you should behave. He’s provoked all the time but it’s absolutely not the reaction you want to see. The center-halves will do that to him. He’s a handful himself but that’s not the reaction. He knows he has let his teammates down.”
Andersen and Nunez were vying for the ball in the Eagles’ area ten minutes into the second half. The Uruguayan put his head and flicked his head back towards his opponent. And then as the ball was cleared, Andersen gave the Liverpool record signing a shove in the back as referee Paul Tierney kept a close eye on the pair.
Then it all went pear shaped for Nunez as he turned and nutted the Dane with a sudden forehead on his chin in a disgusting act of violence. The fuming forward incredibly squared up to Tierney after the ref brandished the red card.
James Milner, who led the side for the night, ran over to the scene to try and calm his raging teammate down before he eventually gave up and headed down the tunnel in front of a shocked Anfield.
It was a debut to forget after he missed two glorious chances to score in the first half. The first saw him completely miscue a volley well off target. And then he scuffed the ball as it sat up nicely for him but it bounced against the far post. Jurgen Klopp fumed at Nunez for his moment of madness, which came with the Reds already 1-0 down after Wilfried Zaha’s goal which was scored in the first half.