Nunez ‘a good lad’, says Klopp amid calls for Liverpool man to be handed five-match ban

Nunez 'a good lad', says Klopp amid calls for Liverpool man to be handed five-match ban

Jurgen Klopp admits Darwin Nunez deserved a red card but insists the Liverpool striker is a good guy at heart.

Nunez was sent to the bathroom early for a crazy header on Joachim Andersen during Liverpool’s draw at home to Crystal Palace.

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Núñez was sent off for this headbutt on Andersen

Núñez can have no complaints about having received a red card

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Núñez can have no complaints about having received a red card

The Reds coach insists the Uruguayan will be spoken to over his petulance, but suggested it was an outburst from Nunez.

“I haven’t said anything to him yet… when I saw it, of course I saw it was a red card,” Klopp told talkSPORT.

“We can’t change it and he can’t behave like this.

“He’s a good guy but he did something not so good. We’ll talk to him and he’ll learn from it and we’ll move on.”

“He’ll learn a lot from this. He hasn’t helped his team so much as he’s helped them play really well before he got sent off,” Gary Neville told Sky Sports.

Liverpool improved after Núñez’s dismissal with Luis Diaz superbly firing past Vicente Guaita to equalise.


Klopp has backed his player, but Cundy wants the book thrown at Núñez

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Klopp has backed his player, but Cundy wants the book thrown at Núñez

However, they are expected to be without big-money signings for at least the next three games, and talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy believes there should be more.

“Núñez’s headbutt, I personally think he’s going to get more than three, I think he’s going to end up with a bigger ban,” Cundy told The Sports Bar.

“What he did tonight was a disgrace. An absolute disgrace.

“I think he should get a five game ban. Violent conduct right there. Headbutting somebody is assault, that’s assault. He headbutted him.

“That to me is more than three games. What you saw him do could have broken Andersen’s nose.

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