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Jordan Pickford Gets Away With Horrific Tackle On Virgil van Dijk During Merseyside Derby

Jordan Pickford Gets Away With Horrific Tackle On Virgil van Dijk During Merseyside Derby

Virgil van Dijk was forced off the pitch after sustaining a suspected leg injury following a horrific tackle from Jordan Pickford.

The Everton keeper clattered into the Liverpool defender in the early stages during the Merseyside derby.

Pickford clumsily tackled Van Dijk who had to be substituted.

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The England international did NOT receive a card due to Van Dijk being offside.

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Needless to say, the incident involving Pickford and Van Dijk sent social media wild.

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One Twitter user wrote: "I don't even understand the rules of football anymore how can that not be a red card?"

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A second tweeted: "Kick/punch an opponent and get away with it cause it was offside... some of these rules."

A third added: "Even if Van Dijk is offside, does that give Pickford a licence to chop Van Dijk?"

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Joe Gomez replaced the injured Van Dijk with the Reds then conceding a goal after taking the lead through Sadio Mane.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Premier League, Jordan Pickford, Everton, Virgil Van Dijk

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