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Should Jordan Pickford have been sent off for this challenge on Virgil van Dijk?

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Loads of Everton fans have been slamming Jordan Pickford after he was very lucky not to get himself sent off in the Merseyside derby versus Liverpool.

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Virgil van Dijk after the tackle from Pickford

As shown in a tweet from BT Sport, the England international put in a rather dangerous tackle against Virgil Van Dijk, which forced the central defender to go off early on in the game with an injury.

The pictures shown in the tweet make it pretty clear that Pickford’s challenge was indeed dangerous, but VAR did not suggest to Michael Oliver to act upon it, as the Netherlands international had been offside in the build-up.

Jurgen Klopp’s team were already 1-0 up at Goodison Park at this stage thanks to a goal from Sadio Mane after a cross from Andy Robertson, and if VAR turned the other way, the goalkeeper could have got himself sent off and cost Carlo Ancelotti’s side a penalty kick against them, which would have put the Toffees in a huge hole.

EVERTON FAN REACTION TO PICKFORD INCIDENT on Virgil van Dijk

These Ecerton FC supporters slammed the 26-year old on Twitter after watching the incident, with one fan even branding him as an ’embarrassment’:

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The question on every fan lips is should Jordan Pickford have been sent off for this challenge on Virgil van Dijk?

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