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‘Listen to an idiot like me’ – Liverpool striker Darwin Núñez reveals what Luis Suárez said to him after the red card against Crystal Palace

Liverpool star Darwin Nunez has revealed that former Reds sharpshooter Luis Suarez gave him valuable advice after his red card against Crystal Palace. Núñez revealed that the former Barcelona player urged him to toughen up and not fall into the traps of the defenders.

Nunez, who signed for the Merseysiders for a staggering £64m fee in the summer, was sent off on his Anfield debut on 15 August. The Uruguayan was shown a straight red for headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen in a 1-1 draw in the match. Premier League, lost the next three games through suspension.

Darwin Núñez has scored more goals than Gabriel Jesús in 440 minutes less this season 👀

Watching his compatriot lose his cool in his first home game, former Liverpool striker Suarez picked up the phone and gave Nunez some invaluable advice. On ESPN, Núñez thanked Suárez for his gesture and revealed the advice he received from his idol. The striker said (via The Independent):

“It was a good thing because not many would bother to pick up the phone and text you. I think her gesture was very important to me.

“Luis is a benchmark, an idol around the world. I’m starting, I’m young and he knows all those things because he already played in the Premier League with Liverpool”.

Nunez continued:

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“Luis told me that these things are going to happen in all the Premier League games, that they are going to come looking for me, that they are going to crash me, and that I have to become strong and not repeat my bullshit. up.

“He said, ‘Listen to an idiot like me.’ I really appreciate that message and the love it has for me.”

The former Benfica striker has made 13 appearances for the Reds in all competitions, recording six goals and one assist. Suarez, on the other hand, was at Anfield for three and a half seasons, scoring 82 goals and claiming 46 assists in 133 games between competitions.

Darwin Núñez enters the scoring and Liverpool seals the progression of the last 16

Liverpool took on Group A rivals Ajax in matchday five of the Champions League on Wednesday night (26 Oct). Away from home, Jurgen Klopp’s side put on a confident performance, securing a 3-0 win. The win raised second-placed Liverpool’s points tally to 12 after five games, securing their passage into the last 16. Napoli currently hold top spot thanks to their 100% record in the competition.

Darwin Núñez started the match in Amsterdam and led the attack with authority. He faced players, made encouraging runs and scored the Reds’ second goal of the game in the 49th minute. He timed his run perfectly to connect with Andrew Robertson’s cross and headed in from close range. In addition to the goal, Núñez completed seven passes, hit a shot on the woodwork, made four recoveries and won two duels.

Mohamed Salah (42 minutes) and Harvey Elliott (52 minutes) scored the other two Liverpool goals.

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