The Reds’ report signing noticed purple for a heat-of-the-moment response to being repeatedly provoked by centre-back Joachim Andersen, with the conflict of heads leading to a straight purple card from referee Paul Tierney.
It meant that Nunez grew to become the primary Liverpool participant underneath Jurgen Klopp to be despatched off for violent conduct, and ends in a three-match ban when the membership have already got 10 gamers sidelined as a result of damage.
Consequently, the Uruguayan will miss video games in opposition to Man United, Bournemouth and Newcastle – and be again out there for the Merseyside derby, though it’s unlikely Klopp would convey him again into the fold in such an emotionally charged match.
“I’m conscious of the ugly angle I had,” wrote Nunez on social media on Tuesday night time. “I’m right here to study from my errors and it received’t occur once more.”
In one other put up he added: “Apologies to Liverpool all. I’ll be again.”
Apologies to Liverpool all ??
I’ll be again ? pic.twitter.com/iszTdSAx2i
— Darwin Núñez (@Darwinn99) August 16, 2022
Talking after the match on Monday, Klopp stated that he would communicate with the 22-year-old about what occurred.
“In fact, I’ll communicate with him,” stated the boss.
“Provocation and undoubtedly flawed response, he’ll study off that. Sadly, he has now three video games to do this. It’s not cool for us however it’s how it’s.
“Sure it’s a purple card. Incorrect response within the state of affairs. Andersen needed that, he bought it however he [Nunez] made a mistake.”
Andersen himself spoke post-match about how he aimed to impress Nunez, saying: “The entire sport I sat actually near him, I aggravated him quite a bit and did nicely in opposition to him. I believe that’s why he was slightly bit offended with me.
“In that state of affairs, he headbutted me, the primary one, at a cross, and I informed him he shouldn’t try this.
“I used to be offended with him. Then he did it once more which is, for me, actually silly. A transparent purple card.”
Nunez grew to become the primary Liverpool participant to be despatched off on their Anfield debut since Joe Cole in 2010.