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Sport Cut out by Pickford, Van Dijk seriously injured!

11:55  18 october  2020
11:55  18 october  2020 Source:   sports.fr

Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool

  Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool Virgil van Dijk has been a commanding — even transcendent — presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defense throughout the team’s rise to the top of English and European soccer in recent years. In a major concern for the Premier League champions, they might have to learn how to cope without their warrior at the back for quite some time. Early in what proved to be a painful Merseyside derby for Liverpool, Van Dijk was the subject of a reckless lunge by Jordan Pickford that saw the Everton goalkeeper clatter into the extended right leg of the Netherlands defender.

Virgil van Dijk was left hobbling from the pitch in the Merseyside derby after a horror challenge The goalkeeper came out and clattered Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk Offside was awarded, saving Pickford from a possible straight red card dismissal

Van Dijk sought to get onto the end of a ball that looped beyond the far post. Pickford raced out to meet the Liverpool centre-half and clattered into him That got Pickford off the hook as he could have been facing at least a penalty, and potentially a red card. Liverpool’s frustration at missing out on a

Van Dijk © Supplied by Sports.fr Van Dijk

Victim of a murderous tackle from Jordan Pickford during the derby between Everton and Liverpool (2-2), on Saturday, Virgil Van Dijk would suffer from a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the knee.

Beyond the disappointment of having conceded the draw in the last minutes of the Mersey derby (2-2), Saturday afternoon on behalf of Day 5 of the Premier League , the Reds had the bad luck losing their captain Virgil Van Dijk very early in the game. From the 11th minute of play, the 29-year-old center-back had to give way to Joe Gomez, following a surreal tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , who miraculously escaped the penalty and red card because the Batavian was offside on this action.

Foul after offside whistle: Why Pickford should have seen red

 Foul after offside whistle: Why Pickford should have seen red Should Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford have seen red for his kick against Virgil van Dijk even though the game was interrupted? The rules are clear. © imago images Brutal attack: Jordan Pickford takes Virgil van Dijk out of the game in the Merseyside Derby. There is almost weekly excitement about video evidence in the Premier League, but it was particularly big on matchday five.

ligament injury in his knee after horror challenge from Jordan Pickford ' in Liverpool's Merseyside Virgil Van Dijk was taken off following a challenge by Everton's Jordan Pickford Van Dijk has reportedly suffered an injury which could rule him out for the year

The injury to van Dijk will prove to be doubly frustrating for Liverpool as they weren't even awarded a penalty for Pickford 's obvious foul, as replays showed that van Dijk was marginally offside in the build-up to the incident - nor was Pickford issued with what would otherwise almost certainly have been a

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It didn't take so much to exacerbate Jürgen Klopp , very upset against arbitration at the end of the meeting. “For me it was clearly a penalty and then obviously we saw the flag go up, so it was offside. I still thought it was worth taking a look at the fault, but it didn't happen. We have no power, " annoyed the Reds coach at a press conference.

End of season for Van Dijk?

It must be said that images leave little room for doubt: Virgil Van Djik would be seriously affected. The UK press reports that the former Southampton man is suffering from ligaments in his knee, while beIN Sports reports a total rupture. Should that prove to be true, the Netherlands international is expected to stay away from the pitch for 7 to 8 months. Bad news for the reigning champions who will have to contend without their defensive pillar, like the Netherlands, as the Euro takes place next summer.

Klopp at odds with Liverpool legend .
Reds legend Jamie Carragher sees a mistake in Liverpool FC's transfer policy. Jürgen Klopp is anything but enthusiastic about it. © Provided by sport1.de Klopp in a clinch with Liverpool legend Jürgen Klopp is not in the best mood after Virgil van Dijk's long failure at Liverpool FC. At the press conference before the Champions League duel with Ajax Amsterdam ( Ajax Amsterdam - FC Liverpool from 9 p.m.

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