Massive injury blow for Liverpool as Virgil van Dijk out for months

Carlo can help him’ – Ancelotti’s past can guide Pickford to iron out errors

Carlo can help him’ – Ancelotti’s past can guide Pickford to iron out errors

Liverpool have requested a review into the application of VAR during the Merseyside derby from the Premier League after Pickford escaped without a red card - or even a caution - following the aggressive, horrendous scissor challenge on van Dijk.

Liverpool ta yi korafin samun fenariti a lokacin da alkain wasan bai yi wani ba, bayan da aka ce Van Dijk ya yi satar gida, kafin mai tsaron ragar Ingila, Pickford ya gurje masa kafa.

Reds centre back van Dijk, the UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018/19, damaged crucial knee ligaments in the dramatic 2-2 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday as the result of a challenge from England global Pickford.

Everton goalkeeper Pickford clattered into Liverpool defender van Dijk on Saturday, with the Dutchman suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury as a result.

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It has subsequently been found out that Van Dijk's injury could keep him out for the rest of the season.

Van Dijk is arguably the most important player in their starting line-up, and his absence will be a real concern to Jurgen Klopp's side.

Midfielder Fabinho can also deputise at centre-back as he did in the win at Chelsea earlier this season.

Klopp, however, was keen to throw his backing behind Gomez after a shaky couple of weeks. The game saw the 26-year-old return to the limelight for a combination of things, good and bad.

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The Liverpool defender saw his team draw 2-2 with neighbours Everton, although the Reds can consider themselves unlucky not to have left Goodison Park with all three points. A good game. I am not anxious about the boys. "We have no power there, we just sit here and you discuss it with me".

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Everton had twice gone behind at home but equalised on 81 minutes courtesy of a goal from in-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. In his 95 Premier League starts for Liverpool, they have conceded just 78 goals and kept 44 clean sheets.

They have asked why Pickford's challenge on Van Dijk was not considered for a red card just because the Dutchman had been ruled offside by a replay and also for an explanation on the mechanics which saw Mane ruled offside in the build-up to what would have been a Jordan Henderson added-time victor.

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Without the Frenchman, City's title defence imploded paving the way for Liverpool to cruise to the league title by 18 points. In his 95 Premier League starts for Liverpool, they have conceded just 78 goals and kept 44 clean sheets.


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