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Graeme Souness calls Jordan Pickford’s deal with on Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk ‘assault’ as Jamie Carragher defends Everton goalkeeper


Graeme Souness has referred to as Jordan Pickford’s horror problem on Virgil van Dijk ‘an assault’.

The Reds confirmed their influential defender suffered injury to his anterior cruciate ligament as he was compelled off in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton.

Pickford’s challenge on Van Dijk was reckless

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Pickford’s problem on Van Dijk was reckless

Van Dijk’s recreation ended after simply 11 minutes when Pickford recklessly clattered into him contained in the field.

The incident didn’t lead to a penalty and crimson card for Pickford as VAR adjudged Van Dijk to be offside within the build-up.

The 29-year-old is predicted to be sidelined for an prolonged time frame, placing Liverpool’s title defence in critical doubt.

Liverpool legend Souness was livid with VAR and Pickford.

He advised Sky Sports activities: “That amazes me [that there was no VAR check on Pickford’s tackle].

“If you happen to’re a soccer particular person, I assure each single skilled, semi skilled, possibly the blokes within the Hackney Marshes, once they take a look at that, their focus will not be on the offside, their focus is on one factor: The assault on a participant. It’s outrageous.

“For me, it’s ‘wow’. I’m not even desirous about offside, however these individuals who make these choices, who sit in Stockley Park, can take a look at that and say ‘that’s offside’. I simply don’t get it.

Liverpool have not given a timescale on Van Dijk’s absence

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Liverpool haven’t given a timescale on Van Dijk’s absence

“They only don’t know what they’re speaking about, I’ve been to Stockley Park, over a yr in the past, it’s nigh on inconceivable to make a mistake with the expertise they’ve, the time they offer themselves, it’s nigh on inconceivable.

“And so they can nonetheless get it unsuitable. That wasn’t a deal with, that was an assault.”

In the meantime, one other Liverpool hero, Jamie Carragher, leapt to Pickford’s defence.

The previous England defender is adamant Pickford didn’t deliberately damage Van Dijk.

He mentioned: “After all, it ought to have been a crimson card for Jordan Pickford, it was a horrible deal with.

“There might be numerous frustration within the Liverpool camp, Liverpool supporters, possibly from neutrals wanting Jordan Pickford banned.

“I’m going to defend Jordan Pickford on that. Yeah, it was a horrible deal with. I’ve had my leg damaged, I almost broke Nani’s leg. This stuff occur, sadly in soccer, I don’t suppose anybody goes out intentionally to harm somebody.

“I imagine 99 per cent {of professional} footballers won’t go and damage somebody.

“Jordan Pickford is far and wide along with his recreation in the mean time, he comes out, makes a loopy resolution as he has been doing during the last 12 months, and really, very sadly one of many prime gamers within the Premier League is in a nasty means.

“I actually hope and I actually imagine Jordan Pickford won’t be in place tonight.”


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