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Darwin Nunes sent off as Liverpool struggle with Crystal Palace

21 Aug 2022 | 18:22 | Football

Mohamed Salah has rarely scored or assisted in the second round of the Premier League.When this “curse” continues to be fulfilled Liverpool Next Crystal Palace At Anfield last night. With the Egyptian star not shining, the defending runner-up had to work very hard to get a point.

Home games, Liverpool’s approach is different from the game Fulham in the previous round. The home team completely overwhelmed the opponent. In the first half, Liverpool had more than three times as much possession as Crystal Palace. Salah and his team-mates also had a good shot at goal.

Darwin Nunez sent off as Liverpool draw with Crystal Palace - 1

Nunes is the villain of Liverpool.

However, the scoreboard at the end of the first half was not what Liverpool fans expected. The visitors also had some quality responses, with one opening the scoring after the 32nd minute and putting the Crystal ahead by Wilfried Zaha.

Taking the lead, Liverpool stepped up their attack in the second half, but the home side lost their strength when they couldn’t get into the opposition’s goal. Darwin Nunez – who scored a goal and provided an assist on his debut – was sent off in the 57th minute after the Uruguayan striker was sent off for knocking down an opponent.

With only 10 men left on the field, Liverpool had to figure out how to attack in order to score. Shortly after, Luis Diaz equalised for the hosts with a super long shot. Liverpool will be looking to get more for the rest of the game and continue to build on their attack.

However, the lack of players made Liverpool’s game inefficient. Crystal Palace also did not take risks, but actively maintained the tie. No further goals were scored for the rest of the game. Liverpool and Crystal Palace are inconclusive, and they have only scored 2 points after 2 rounds of the Premier League this season.

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