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|Virgil Van Dijk Injured After A Clash With Jordan Pickford by Jacobgodwin345: 10:49pm On Oct 17|
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk had to be substituted after suffering an injury in the first half of the Merseyside derby in opposition to Everton at Goodison Park.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford raced out of his goal and clattered the Netherlands centre-returned knee-excessive inside the eighth minute with Liverpool main at the time through Sadio Mane's third-minute strike.
However, Pickford become saved from conceding a penalty - and probable being shown a crimson card - through a marginal VAR choice which dominated Van Dijk's shoulder become offside.
Policies kingdom most effective violent conduct can warrant a purple card with the ball basically dead because of the offside and the incident, classed as extreme foul play, therefore cancelled out by way of the offside.
Everton benefited in addition as Liverpool's protective linchpin changed into unable to hold with Van Dijk changed via Joe Gomez after just 10 mins together with his presence sorely ignored as the hosts equalised within the 20th minute.
Van Dijk changed into offside as he attempted to score within the derby
Van Dijk was unable to hold at Goodison Park after this undertaking
Van Dijk became injured in a conflict with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Adrian become compelled to parry Dominic Calvert-Lewin's shot at the back of and from the ensuing nook the Liverpool goalkeeper got both palms to Michael Keane's header however ought to handiest push it into the roof of the net.
Sky sports activities pundit Gary Neville took to Twitter to mention the undertaking warranted both a penalty and a pink card for Pickford even as Sue Smith on soccer Saturday added: "Pickford flew out and it is an lousy assignment on Van Dijk. You can see his knee twist.
"It changed into given as offside - if not it was a penalty and Pickford should have long gone for that. It is a real terrible project."
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