Liverpool's Anfield Following a red card for summer signing Darwin Nunez, Liverpool's faltering start to the Premier League season continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace.

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The Reds dropped two points as they battled out a competitive draw at newly promoted Fulham on the first day of the season, closing the gap on likely title rivals Manchester City.

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With only two games played, they have already fallen four points behind Pep Guardiola's champions after another error on their return to Anfield.

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Of course, the situation could have been worse for the hosts who, after dominating the first half, fell behind to a cool Wilfried Zaha breakaway goal.

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Nunez's careless headbutt on Joachim Andersen, which rightfully resulted in him being given an early bath, made their task even more difficult.

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But in the second half, a superb Luis Diaz solo strike saved a point for Jurgen Klopp's team, even though the manager will not be very pleased with the outcome.

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Although it is tempting to label Nunez's headbutt on Andersen as a "moment of madness," doing so would ignore the fact that the Uruguayan only made contact with Andersen once.

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Making his full Premier League debut for his new club at Anfield

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Nunez lost his senses in inexplicable fashion as he went for his opponent twice in quick succession with referee Paul Tierney close by.

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