Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, has revealed that the club’s record signing Darwin Nunez was ‘disappointed’ with himself after headbutting Joachim Andersen in Monday’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
Van Dijk also said that Nunez would have to learn to control himself if he wants to be a Premier League hit.
Nunez’s brilliant start to life in England fell apart on Monday night when he was sent off on his Anfield debut for headbutting Andersen.
The Uruguayan had been wound up by the close attention of his marker but Van Dijk, is adamant it can’t happen again.
“He has to control himself, definitely,” Van Dijk was quoted by Daily Mail as saying at his post-match press conference.
“He has to manage himself, knowing that these things can happen, especially in the Premier League.
“He’s got the backing from us and he knows it should not happen again and hopefully, it will be that way.
“He was disappointed and also probably with himself. But it’s a learning curve and obviously, we will always back him. Hopefully, it will never happen again.”
Nunez’s red card means he is suspended for three matches starting at Manchester United next Monday.