Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted the referee’s decision to send off striker Darwin Nunez was correct during the match against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Monday evening, stressing that he will talk to him about his wrong behavior during the match.
Liverpool fell into the trap of a 1-1 draw for the second match in a row, as it had tied in the first round with Fulham 2-2 to lose 4 consecutive points in its struggle to win the title.
What did Klopp say about the expulsion of Nunez?
Nunez, who was sent off with a direct red card for a ball attacking Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen, has become the first player to be sent off for violent behavior under Klopp at the English club.
The German coach commented on the incident in his statements after the match, saying, “I will definitely talk to Nunez, I wanted to see the situation at first because I did not know what happened, what appeared to me was Andersen fell on the ground and Nunez moved away from him. A well deserved red, it was the wrong reaction from him.”
He continued, “Andersen wanted it and got it, but Nunez made a mistake. It is true that he had some provocations here and there but his reaction was wrong and I can’t deny that. He will learn from what happened but he will need a few games to do it unfortunately which is not good for us.”
Klopp reveals the latest developments in the Liverpool “clinic”
Liverpool suffers at the beginning of the season from the presence of a large number of its players in the clinic and their absence from the field of injury, and Klopp spoke about the latest developments of the injured after the match.
He said, “Joel Matip will be out for two weeks, we’ll see. This week was crazy, I went through many difficult weeks but this week was different, and we also have a witch in the building.. Every day a player withdraws from training for crazy reasons.”
“Joey didn’t start, but Nat Phillips played really well especially he only trained the day before the game because he had something wrong. Bobby couldn’t play and on the morning of the match he told us that Henderson might have something if he plays too long. That’s our situation, it’s not good for But I really liked the team’s performance.”
Nunez’s expulsion is expected to cost him his absence from Liverpool’s next three matches, which will start against Manchester United in the next round.