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Graeme Souness calls Jordan Pickford’s sort out 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 ‘assault’.

The Reds confirmed their influential defender suffered harm to his anterior cruciate ligament as he was pressured 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 sport ended after simply 11 minutes when Pickford recklessly clattered into him contained in the field.

The incident didn’t end in a penalty and pink 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 possibilities in critical doubt.

Liverpool legend Souness was livid with VAR and Pickford.

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

“For those who’re a soccer particular person, I assure each single skilled, semi skilled, perhaps the blokes within the Hackney Marshes, after they have a look at that, their focus shouldn’t 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 excited about offside, however these individuals who make these selections, who sit in Stockley Park, can have 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 12 months in the past, it’s nigh on inconceivable to make a mistake with the know-how they’ve, the time they offer themselves, it’s nigh on inconceivable.

“They usually can nonetheless get it flawed. That wasn’t a sort out, 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 harm Van Dijk.

He mentioned: “In fact, it ought to have been a pink card for Jordan Pickford, it was a horrible sort out.

“There will likely be a number of frustration within the Liverpool camp, Liverpool supporters, perhaps from neutrals wanting Jordan Pickford banned.

“I’m going to defend Jordan Pickford on that. Yeah, it was a horrible sort out. 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 consider 99 per cent {of professional} footballers won’t go and harm somebody.

“Jordan Pickford is in every single place together with his sport for the time being, he comes out, makes a loopy resolution as he has been doing during the last 12 months, and really, very sadly one of many high gamers within the Premier League is in a nasty manner.

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


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