Virgil Van Dijk Sends Darwin Nunez A Message Following Dismal Headbutt And Red Card

Virgil Van Dijk Sends Darwin Nunez A Message Following Dismal Headbutt And Red Card

Virgil van Dijk has told Liverpool’s record-breaking acquisition, Darwin Nunez, that if he wants to succeed in the Premier League, he must develop self-control.

Darwin Nunez will be suspended from Monday’s match at Old Trafford against Manchester United after receiving a red card in Liverpool’s Premier League draw with Crystal Palace.

Nunez, who over the summer moved to Liverpool from Benfica for what may end up being a club record, received a straight red card for headbutting Joachim Andersen.

Luis Diaz’s equalizer allowed Jurgen Klopp’s team to escape the event with a point despite trailing 1-0 at the time.

Darwin Nunez won’t be available for Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford in the Premier League after the striker was dismissed against Crystal Palace.

The close attention of his marker had upset the £85 million Uruguayan, but van Dijk, one of the older stars in the Anfield locker room, is confident it won’t happen again.

Van Dijk maintained, “He has to manage himself, without a doubt. Knowing that these things might happen, especially in the Premier League, he must regulate himself.

He has our support, is aware that it shouldn’t happen again, and we hope that it won’t. He was undoubtedly disappointed in himself as well.

However, there is a learning curve, and we will undoubtedly always support him. Hopefully, that won’t occur again.”

In the immediate aftermath of the game, Klopp showed uncertainty about the length of Nunez’s suspension.

The player will miss three games since the infraction qualified as violent conduct and because it was his first season-opening red card.

The first of those is a trip to Old Trafford, where Liverpool will attempt to duplicate their stunning triumph from the previous campaign and secure their first victory of the season.

Nunez will also be absent from the home contests against Bournemouth and Newcastle United, although he will be able to play in the Merseyside Derby on September 3 against Everton.

After the game, Klopp told Sky Sports, “He knows he will be pushed in this fashion, but that is not a reaction we desire.

But we’ll make good use of the time. Instead of using the suspension as a punishment, we’ll utilize it to focus on his physical strength.”

However, Van Dijk refuses to show signs of discouragement this early in the season.

“Despite the fact that we have only played two games, everything is still possible. That has been demonstrated in recent years, therefore we will concentrate on ourselves, “he said.

“We don’t pay attention to what people on the outside are saying about us because nobody is aware of the truth. We continue on.”

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