In response to the scenes in Newcastle, Jurgen Klopp explains his decision not to celebrate Darwin Nunez’s victory for Liverpool.

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk was dismissed against Newcastle United, but Klopp believes he should not have been dismissed. Van Dijk was awarded a straight red card after tackling Newcastle attacker Alexander Isak. The VAR team did not request reconsideration of referee John Brooks' judgement. Klopp believes he cannot alter the decision and does not desire to whistle it in a workout.

Darwin Nunez.

Jurgen Klopp is sure that Virgil van Dijk, the captain of Liverpool, should not have been dismissed against Newcastle United, and he revealed why he first refrained from celebrating Darwin Nunez’s incredible injury-time winner.

Sunday afternoon’s Premier League match included many of incidents, but the 10-man Reds rallied from behind to win 2-1 thanks to two late goals from Nunez, who came on as a substitute.

After tackling Newcastle attacker Alexander Isak on the edge of the box, Van Dijk was awarded a straight red card on minute 28. The VAR team did not request that referee John Brooks reconsider his judgement.

The Dutchman will now be unable to play for Liverpool against Aston Villa at home on Sunday since it was the team’s second straight game with a red card.

However, Klopp asserted, “I don’t think that is a red card; there is hardly any touch at all. What, then, can I say? I am unable to alter the choice because it has been made. I do not desire it.

Would I whistle it in a workout? Definitely not, but there are reasons both why they and I are referees.

Darwin Núñez

Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro



Age: 25

187 cm

78 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 36 2 Missed
Minutes 2046 56.8 Avg
Goals 10 0.3 Avg
Assist 8 0.2 Avg
Attempt 34 0.9 Avg
Passes 456 12.767.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 9 0.3 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 3 times for 41 minutes for Premier League.

Darwin Núñez scored 1 goal for Liverpool. He procured no assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 4th in Premier League. In the last match Liverpool won 2-1 against Newcastle United. The next match in Premier League will be against Aston Villa.

Liverpool performance and stats


Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Rank 3rd
Win 23
Draw 10
Loss 4
Goals 84-41
Diff 43
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 17-7
Diff 10

Liverpool is currently 4th in the Premier League with 7 points.

In the last 3 games, it has won once and drawn twice. In its last match, Liverpool won 1-2 against Newcastle United.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 6 goals and conceding 3.​

Liverpool will play the next match in Premier League against Aston Villa on Sunday 3rd of September in Liverpool.​

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