Joachim Andersen sent death threats after clash with Darwin Núñez

The Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen has said death threats have been directed at him and his family after he was head-butted by Liverpool’s Darwin Núñez, who was then sent off, during Monday’s Premier League 1-1 draw at Anfield.

Núñez was shown a red card just before the hour mark when he squared up with Andersen to head-butt the Denmark defender.

The result leaves Liverpool winless after two games and fans vented their frustration by contacting Andersen on Instagram, where he highlighted the abusive messages he had received.

“Got maybe 3-400 of these messages last night. I understand you support a team but have some respect and stop (acting) tough online,” Andersen said before sharing screenshots of abuse and death threats in his inbox. “Hope Instagram and the Premier League do something about this.”

Núñez’s red card will result in a three-match ban and the Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, who is facing a striker crisis with Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota injured, said he hoped the Uruguay international would learn from his mistake.