Liverpool will once again be without the services of new signing Darwin Nunez as he’s suspended for the visit of Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Uruguayan international striker will serve the second of his three-match ban after he collected a red card against Crystal Palace earlier this month. He ruined the occasion of his first start for Liverpool at home with the red card after he head-butted Palace centre back Joachim Andersen slightly.

Nunez already missed the defeat to hosts and fierce rivals Manchester United on Monday for the first of his three-match ban. He will miss the home game against Bournemouth as revealed earlier and then serve the final suspension of his three-match banduring the home game with Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

Uruguayan star Nunez became a Liverpool player this summer following his transfer from Portuguese giants Benfica. Liverpool might end up paying as much as €100m for the former Almeria attacker if add-on conditions are met. He played his first game for Liverpool competitively during the Community Shield clash with Premier League rivals Manchester City last month. He was the difference between the two teams as Liverpool won the Community Shield via a 3-1 scoreline. City substitute Julian Alvarez scored in the second half to cancel out the first half opener from England international defender Trent Alexander-Arnold thus paving the way for Nunez to make his mark. He won the penalty off City defender Ruben Dias for Egyptian attacker Salah to score before he sealed the win with a stoppage time header.In his first Premier League game, Nunez scored one goal and provided an assist as Liverpool and hosts Fulham played out a 2-2 draw. He was then sent off in his second Premier League game and first Premier League game at home.

Without Nunez, Liverpool would be hoping to secure their first league win of the season.

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