Joachim Andersen shares what really happened between him and Liverpool star Nunez before the headbutt
It really was a frustrating night for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield. After the disappointment of the opening day of the new season, the Reds were desperate to bounce back, and they started the game fairly well.
However, Wilfried Zaha gave the visitors the lead, and it looked like one of those games.
Nunez, who lead the line for Liverpool, was a frustrated figure. Andersen was on him from the very first minute, and the Uruguayan did not like that one bit. He lost his cool in the second half and decided to headbutt him, resulting in a straight red card.
Joachim Andersen shares what really happened before Darwin Nunez headbutt
The Crystal Palace star has broken his silence on the incident, and he admitted that he was constantly annoying the Liverpool striker. He then went on to brand the headbutt as ‘really stupid.
Andersen said, as per The Evening Standard: “The whole game I sat really close to him, I annoyed him a lot and did well against him.
“I think that’s why he was angry with me.
“He headbutted me, the first one, at a cross, and I told him he shouldn’t do that. I was angry with him. Then he did it again which is, for me, is really stupid, so it’s a clear red card.”
Andersen really did play the perfect game against Nunez.
He was constantly tackling him, talking to him and as he admitted himself, annoying him. The Dane clearly set the trap for the Uruguayan to lose his cool, and he fell for it.
Nunez headbutted Andersen and there was no way he was going to avoid the red card. He was rightly sent off, and he’ll now miss at least three games due to suspension.
The Uruguayan has apologised for his actions, and we’re sure he’ll learn from it and come back a better player.
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