Jurgen Klopp admits Darwin Nunez deserved a red card but insists the Liverpool forward is a good boy at heart.
Nunez was sent for an early bath for a crazy headbutt on Joachim Andersen during Liverpool’s draw at home to Crystal Palace.
Nunez was sent off for this headbutt on Andersensky sports
Nunez can have no complaints about being given a red cardAFP
The Reds boss insists the Uruguayan will be spoken to for his petulance but suggested this was an out of character outburst from Nunez.
“I haven’t said anything to him yet… when I saw it I of course saw that it was it was a red card,” Klopp told talkSPORT.
“We cannot change that and he cannot behave like that.
“He’s a good boy but did something not so good. We will talk to him and he will learn from that and we will carry on.”
“He’ll learn a lot from that. He’s not helped his team out as much as he’s helped his team play really well after he got sent off,” Gary Neville said on Sky Sports.
Liverpool improved after Nunez’s dismissal with Luis Diaz excellently firing past Vicente Guaita to level the scores.
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Klopp has backed his player but Cundy wants the book thrown at NunezGetty
However, they are set to be without their big-money signing for at least the next three matches, and talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy thinks it should be more.
“The headbutt from Nunez, I personally think he’ll get more than three, I think he’ll end up with a bigger ban,” Cundy said on The Sports Bar.
“What he did tonight was a disgrace. Absolute disgrace.
“I think he should get a five-match ban. Violent conduct right there. Headbutting someone is an assault, that is an assault. He headbutted him.
“That to me is more than three games. What you saw him do could’ve broken Andersen’s nose.”
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