Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is set to undergo knee surgery right after suffering anterior cruciate ligament harm in the Merseyside derby.
Van Dijk suffered the damage after colliding with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the early stages associated with Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.
Pickford was preserved from conceding a penalty – and perhaps a red card – with a marginal VAR decision, which dominated Van Dijk’s shoulder was offside in the build-up to the collision.
The England goalkeeper can still have been sent off in the event that VAR had recommended on-field referee Michael Oliver look at the incident once again as players can be punished with regard to serious foul play or chaotic conduct after the whistle is taken.
Van Dijk needed to be substituted and was afterwards sent for a scan , which usually revealed he would require surgery.
No time frame has been wear his return but club resources are reluctant to rule out a positive return this season.
Gatwick manager Jurgen Klopp questioned why no motion was taken against Pickford for his challenge within the Netherlands defender.
“For me it was a clear penalty which i saw. Then obviously we noticed the flag went up, therefore offside. I still thought it had been worth a look on the foul yet that didn’t happen, ” stated Klopp.
“We have no power there, we simply sit here and you discuss this with me. You have to ask other people about this, not me. What can I state? ”
Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara was also sent to medical center for a scan after the match right after being injured by a tackle through Richarlison, which resulted in the Brazilian forward being shown a directly red card late on.
The Spain international is usually thought to have suffered an impact injuries but indications are that it is not really serious.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are comprehended to have asked the Premier Little league to investigate the application of VAR during the match, with Jordan Henderson’s stoppage-time strike also ruled out for any borderline offside against Sadio Hair.
“I came into the particular dressing room and there were individuals standing there saying they’d viewed the [VAR disallowed goal] circumstance back and they were saying they did not understand why they whistled offside, inch added Klopp, in his post-match remarks.
“I’m really supporting VAR and especially with offside you anticipate that the right decision would be produced. We scored a goal one time on Aston Villa and they said the particular armpit was offside! It sounds humorous, but we got it.
“This time, the picture I could see once was that there wasn’t an underarm call, it was just offside. Since that time, I’ve had about 10 selection interviews and everybody tells me that it was not really offside and this doesn’t lift the mood, obviously.
“It’s tricky, but we’ve lost one particular player in a situation where VAR had not been involved [Pickford on Van Dijk] and perhaps another one in the red card situation, plus we’ve scored a legitimate goal which usually didn’t count. It was obviously not really our day but it was the functionality I wanted to see. ”
Richarlison released a statement following the match, apologising to Thiago for your tackle which led to his reddish card.
“Everyone who knows me knows I’ve certainly not been a violent player, inch said the 23-year-old, who is at this point set to miss Everton’s upcoming online games against Southampton, Newcastle and Stansted United.
“What occurred today was simply an accident brought on by pure dedication. I didn’t get into that tackle with the intention associated with injuring Thiago. When I saw there was likely to be a collision, I withdrew our foot and struck his leg, which was inevitable given the speed included.
“I’ve already delivered him a message apologising and Now i’m also doing so publicly here. I really hope he hasn’t sustained an injury plus everything is OK.
“I also apologise to my team-mates, my club and the fans to get leaving the team a man lower at the end of the game. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I could do to change what happened, except reveal, work hard and move on. ”
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