Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has messaged Darwin Nunez after his red card against Crystal Palace. Nunez told ESPN that Suarez told him to become “strong” if he had to succeed in the Premier League.
Liverpool is not having the season that they would have expected. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently 9th in the table.
Moreover, they lost to Leeds United in their recent encounter by 2-1. As a result, the English giants will have a difficult road ahead to reach the top four.
Meanwhile, the German tactician is also struggling to get his troops back to form. Some of the important players are also out due to injury.
Moreover, Darwin Nunez, the biggest summer signing of Liverpool this year, is also underperforming. His red card against Crystal Palace is also putting a lot of questions on his attitude and temperament.
Nunez on Suarez’s message
Liverpool faced Crystal Palace at home and the match ended in a draw. Meanwhile, the Uruguayan striker received a red card in the 57th minute for head-butting Joachim Andersen.
While speaking to ESPN, he told:
“It was a good thing because not many would bother themselves to pick up the phone and send you a message — I think his gesture was really important for me,”
“Luis is a reference point, an idol everywhere in the world. I’m getting started, I’m young, and he knows about all those things because he already played in the Premier League with Liverpool.
“Luis told me that these things will happen in every game in the Premier League, that they’ll come and find me, that they’re going to bump into me, and that I need to make myself strong and not repeat my screw-up.
“He said: ‘Listen to an idiot like me.’ I really appreciate that message and the fondness he has for me.”
Luis Suarez scored 82 goals for Liverpool in 133 matches from 2011-2014. Moreover, he helped the Merseyside club to lift the League Cup in 2012.
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