The new Uruguayan signing Darwin Nunez headbutts the Crystal Palace defender Joachim Anderson.
Darwin Nunez didn’t expect his home debut to unfold in this way. The angry Uruguayan got sent off at the 57th minute of the game following a head butt to his opponent Joachim Anderson.
His headbutt is creating a buzz on social media as this headbutt is being compared to the iconic headbutt of French football legend Zinedine Zidane to Marco Materazzi in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final.
The Uruguayan international became the second Liverpool player to be sent off in their first home game of the Premier League after Joe Cole, who was sent off against their London rivals Arsenal in 2010.
This season, Liverpool isn’t looking in great shape. Despite consolidating its squad in the transfer market, Liverpool has failed to win their first two league games.
Any football fan would expect Liverpool to be at the top of the Premier League. On the contrary, they saved themselves from losing their first game against the newly promoted Fulham.
The fans expected Liverpool to announce their comeback as they played their second game of the season in their abode Anfield. It turns out that even the magic spell of Anfield wasn’t enough to destroy the losing curse of the Merseyside club.
Even the club’s head coach Jurgen Klopp didn’t entertain the deed done by Darwin Nunez.
“Darwin knows he let his teammates down. I will leave him alone for a night and will talk to him tomorrow, “said the German manager.
“ Of course, it was a red card, he was provoked, but that is not how he should behave.” It was not the reaction that you would like to see. He knows he will be challenged in this way. Center-backs will do that, but it’s not the ideal way to react”
“ We will use this time productively. We will use this time to make him strong physically” Klopp added.
Darwin Nunez will face 3 match ban after that headbutt.