Referee: Should’ve sent out Pickford off for wild Van Dijk tackle
Liverpool’s 3 main center backs – Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip – are all sidelined with injuries
Premier League referee Michael Oliver stated he should have offered more believed to Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s wild deal with on Virgil van Dijk that left the Liverpool protector needing knee surgical treatment rather of concentrating on whether to award a penalty.
Pickford’s careless obstacle, in a match between the Merseyside competitors in October, was made inside the charge location however came after the referee had blown for offside.
The England goalkeeper was not warned for the tackle and retrospective action after the Football Association determined the occurrence was seen at the time by the match officials, including the video assistant refereee.
League leaders Liverpool’s three main center backs – Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip – are all sidelined with injuries.
They next deal with Manchester United in the league Sunday.