Liverpool new boy Darwin Nunez must manage his temper after his sending off against Crystal Palace, according to fellow Uruguayan and former Red Luis Suarez.
Nunez was dismissed on his home debut for Jurgen Klopp's side after retaliating to a shove by headbutting Palace defender Joachim Andersen during Monday's 1-1 draw in the Premier League.
It was Liverpool's first red card for violent conduct under the German, and drew comparison with Suarez, whose fiery presence was frustrating as it was fantastic during his own time at Anfield between 2011 and 2014.
The forward, who has returned to Uruguay with Nacional after a two-year spell with Atletico Madrid, spoke to Nunez after his dismissal to offer some advice on how to cope in future and learn from mistakes, with Suarez describing himself as an "idiot" when he was in England.
"With what happened to him the other day, I was talking to him because he is just starting out and to make him aware that from now on, opponents will be seeking him out twice or three times more often," he told Telemundo.
"Even more so in England, he's hearing this from an idiot who makes mistakes and suffers for them, but falling down and getting up again made me stronger. Don’t give them any more chances, [or] it will only get worse."
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Suarez also hailed Nunez as an intelligent footballer who will take his lessons to heart, adding: "Darwin is someone who listens a lot. He is very smart that way. I think he will try to turn this situation around
"It is not a big deal, we have all made mistakes, we have all been sent off. The problem is that he has only just arrived over there and in England, to put it lightly, they make a big deal out of everything."