Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez apologizes for the ‘ugly attitude’ that led to the headbutt incident. The striker has promised to learn the lesson of his dismissal at Anfield.
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Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez has apologized for his dismissal in Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace. Benfica’s summer signing received his marching orders for a second-half header on Palace defender Joachim Andersen.
Nunez’s red card means he will miss Liverpool’s next three games through suspension, including a crucial appointment with Manchester United. The Reds managed to salvage a draw after Nunez was sent off, with Luis Diaz scores a spectacular equalizer.
Darwin Nunez apologizes via his Twitter account
The Liverpool striker has taken to social media with a message to fans about his red card. “I’m aware of my ugly attitude,” he wrote on Twitter.
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“I’m here to learn from my mistakes and it won’t happen again.
Núñez will miss Liverpool’s next game at Manchester United as well as the Premier League games against Bournemouth and Newcastle United.
Jurgen Klopp on Nunez’s Head Butt Incident
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted Nunez made a mistake at Anfield but believes the new signing will learn from his mistakes. “I wanted to see the situation first,” he told reporters.
I didn’t know what has happened. I saw Andersen on the ground and Darwin walks away.
That was my opinion. So I asked our guys, “I saw it, and yes, it was a red card, the wrong reaction. Andersen wanted this and got it, but Darwin made a mistake.
A little teasing here and there and definitely the wrong reaction. I can’t deny it. He’ll learn from it. Unfortunately, it will take a few games, which is not good for us, especially in our present situation, but it is what it is. “
Van Dijk says Darwin Nunez has to control his emotions
Van Dijk said Nunez has the support of his teammates, but he needs to learn to stay calm.
“He has our support and he knows that something like this shouldn’t happen again and hopefully it will,” said the defender.
“He definitely needs to control himself.” I think that’s a different matter. He has to manage himself. He has to know that things like this can happen, especially in the Premier League.
“It will be a learning curve for him and I hope it never happens again.”