‘That’s a leg breaker of a challenge’: Virgil van Dijk hobbles off injured in Merseyside derby after horror tackle from Jordan Pickford as fans express disbelief at no red card
- Jordan Pickford took a huge gamble in the early stages of the Merseyside derby
- The goalkeeper came out and clattered Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk
- Offside was awarded, saving Pickford from a possible straight red card dismissal
Virgil van Dijk was left hobbling from the pitch in the Merseyside derby after a horror challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Pickford came surging out of his goal in the early stages of the match and clattered into Liverpool defender Van Dijk in a scissors motion, crunching the outstretched knee of the Dutchman.
Van Dijk immediately collapsed in a heap and needed extensive treatment, before having no option but to leave the field.
Huge questions were immediatedly asked of Pickford, who was lucky to escape a red card and penalty kick due to Van Dijk being in a marginally offside position.
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Jordan Pickford completely missed the ball and crunched the knee of Virgil van Dijk