Darwin Nunez makes Liverpool history as Diaz’s stunner not enough in Palace stalemate

The Merseysiders’ concerning start to the season continued this evening

Liverpool star Darwin Nunez etched his name into the history books of the club for all of the wrong reasons on Monday night.

The Reds, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

On the back of a disappointing opening day stalemate at Craven Cottage, Jurgen Klopp’s troops welcomed Crystal Palace to Anfield, eyeing a swift return to winning ways.

When all was said and done, however, the hosts, again, were forced to make do with a share of the spoils.

And even this only came courtesy of a 2nd-half equalizer.

It was Palace who opened the scoring on Merseyside, upon Wilfried Zaha putting the finishing touches on a lightning breakaway against the run of play just beyond the half-hour mark:

A moment of brilliance on the part of Luis Diaz on the other side of the interval, though, dragged Liverpool level:

And this is how things remained through the full-time whistle, as, despite creating a number of opportunities to snatch all three points, Klopp and co. were forced to face up to a 2nd draw on the spin.

Liverpool’s woes, though, as alluded to above, did not end solely with the disappointing nature of their eventual result on Monday night.

In addition, the Reds saw a key member of the club’s frontline sent for an early bath.

Just shy of the hour mark, and with his side trailing by a goal to nil, summer signing Darwin Nunez was sent off, after being adjudged to have headbutted Palace stopper Joachim Andersen:

And, in the process, Nunez made history.

As revealed by statisticians Opta, the Uruguayan international this evening became just the 2nd player to ever be dismissed on his home Premier League debut for Liverpool:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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