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Thu 27 October 2022 | 19:46

Liverpool's Nunez: “Suarez told me not to repeat my red card screw-up”

The former Benfica striker followed his Uruguay teammate joining Liverpool on a record fee last summer. However, things got difficult for Nunez as he received a direct red card in his second Premier League game, after which he received a phone call from Suarez.

The former Benfica player, who will be

Liverpool's

club record signing at £85m if all add-ons are triggered, seems to have moved past the hiccup that saw him struggle after receiving a red card in only his second Premier League appearance back in August.

Darwin Nunez

, who scored the Reds’ second goal against Ajax on Tuesday, reveals he received a phone call from Liverpool hero

Luis Suarez

after receiving a red card at Crystal Palace.

"It was a good thing because not many would bother themselves to pick up the phone and send you a message,"

Nunez told

ESPN

.<em>

"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.

Suarez scored 69 goals in 110 Premier League games for Liverpool between 2011 and 2014.

"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."

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