Darwin Nunez Was Provoked But I'll Speak To Him - Klopp On Red Card

The Reds' boss plans to speak with the Uruguayan about his behaviour after his sending-off for violent conduct against Crystal Palace.

Jurgen Klopp says he will speak to Darwin Nunez about his behaviour after the Liverpool striker was sent off on his first Premier League start.

The Uruguayan was shown a straight red card after thrusting his head into Joachim Andersen, the Crystal Palace defender, in the second-half of the sides’ 1-1 draw at Anfield on Monday night.

He becomes the first player to be sent off for violent conduct for Liverpool under Klopp, and will now serve a three-game suspension, starting against Manchester United at Old Trafford next week.

What did Klopp say about Nunez’s red card?

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Klopp said Nunez had deserved his red card, and said he will speak to the 23-year-old in the coming days.

“No, I won’t speak to him for three games!” he joked. “No, I will speak to him of course. 

“I wanted to see the situation first. I didn’t know what happened. I saw Andersen on the floor and Darwin walking away. That was my view. So I asked our guys, I saw it and yes it was a red card, the wrong reaction. 

“Andersen wanted that and he got it, but Darwin made a mistake.”

He added: “A little provocation here and there, and definitely the wrong reaction. I can’t deny that. 

“He will learn from that. Unfortunately he will have a few games to do so, which is not cool for us, even less with our specific situation, but it is what it is.”