Pickford will not be penalized for injuring Van Dijk


Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford faces no punishment for the tackle that knocked out Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk for the season

Jordan Pickford, goalkeeper of the Everton, will not be sanctioned for the dangerous action with which he injured Virgil Van Dijk, which will have to be operated on Anterior cruciate ligament and will practically say goodbye to the season.

The Dutch defender had to abandon the match against him Everton in the 5th minute of the 237 Merseyside derby, after a dangerous tackle from Jordan Pickford that he left without penalty for having the action canceled for offside.

Although Virgil Van Dijk was able to leave the field of play after treatment by the physiotherapist LiverpoolScans have now confirmed that the 29-year-old suffered cruciate ligament damage in the incident and is facing months off the court as a result.

The English federation will not penalize the goalkeeper afterwards since it only reviews actions that have not been seen by the referee or by the VAR, this is not the case.

The action was invalidated by offside, so Jordan Pickford he received neither a red card nor a penalty against him.

He Liverpool contacted the Premier League for what they understand was not a correct use of VAR since they were later denied victory with a goal by Jordan Henderson that was canceled for offside in the construction of the play.

The lost of Virgil Van Dijk, a £ 75m transfer from Southampton in January 2018, is a major blow for Premier League champions Jurgen Klopp, who begin their Champions League campaign with a trip to the Netherlands to face Ajaxen Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Virgil Van Dijk has been a crucial presence at the heart of the defense of the Liverpool since he arrived from Southampton and, until he limped out of the game against him Everton, had played every minute of the 74 Premier League games before the clash at Goodison Park, a run that dates back. as of September 2018.

He has also become a key figure for the Netherlands and his injury means that coach Frank de Boer could be forced to plan for Euro 2020 next summer without his more experienced center-back.


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