Liverpool's false start to the new Premier League season is perfect. After the 2-2 in the first game against newly promoted Fulham, the Reds followed up with a 1-1 draw against underdog Crystal Palace. Striker Darwin Núñez, one of the game's heroes at the start of the season, was instrumental in Liverpool still having their first win after two games.
The new signing was sent off in the 57th minute for assaulting Palace defender Joachim Andersen. As a result, his team had to play outnumbered for over half an hour. 'Darwin let his team-mates down,' said Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp after the game. 'I'll leave him alone for one night and then talk to him tomorrow,' announced the German coach.Video: YouTube/Sky Sport HD
'There was a provocation, but that was definitely the wrong reaction,' Klopp said of the situation in the 57th minute of the game. Núñez responded to a nudge from opponent Joachim Andersen with a check to the head. His coach doesn't understand that. Núñez must know 'that defenders will approach him in this way more often'.
The consequence of the thoughtless action: The 23-year-old Uruguayan will miss Liverpool in three league games. Klopp will be without the suspended striker against Manchester United, Bournemouth FC and Newcastle United. The coach believes that he will learn from his mistakes. 'Unfortunately, he's got three games to do it now. It's not cool for us.'
through the Loss of regular players like Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konaté, Thiago and Diogo Jota Klopp's options for action are already limited. 'We've had a really difficult week,' said the coach. 'It was like there was a witch in the house, seriously. Every day it got someone else for the craziest reasons.'
The lock from Núñez is now wanted with a physical one work 'Use it productively' for the striker, announced Klopp. 'Not as a punishment, but to make him stronger.'Source: watson.de