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Jurgen Klopp Reacts To Darwin Nunez Red Card

Jürgen Klopp admits Darwin Núñez was deservedly sent off, as the Liverpool striker was shown a red card for violent conduct in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Uruguay striker was making his full debut following his £64m move from Benfica in June, but lasted less than an hour after aiming a head at Palace defender Joachim Andersen.

Klopp believes there was “provocation” for the incident but says Nunez, who becomes the first player under the German to be dismissed for violent conduct. Complaints as Liverpool face up to a three-game period without their big summer signing at a time when Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota are also sidelined with injury issues.

“There was incitement, however, it was most certainly some unacceptable response,” Klopp said. “It was an unmistakable red card. We can't reject that. Tragically [he is out] for a couple of games now and that isn't cool as far as we're concerned in our particular circumstance, yet that is the way things are.

“I haven't [spoken to Nunez] yet, obviously, I will. I will not speak to him for three games? I came in and needed to see what was happening. I didn't have the foggiest idea what occurred in the game. Likewise, I saw Andersen on the floor and Darwin leaving. That was my image.


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