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Jordan Pickford ‘may nonetheless get three-match ban for Van Dijk problem’ as Liverpool star faces lacking remainder of season


JORDAN PICKFORD may nonetheless obtain a retrospective ban for his problem on Virgil van Dijk, experiences say.

The England keeper dived in on the toes of the Liverpool centre-back within the first-half of Saturday’s 2-2 Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

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Jordan Pickford may nonetheless obtain a retrospective ban for his problem on Virgil van Dijk[/caption]

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Pickford dived in on the toes of the Liverpool centre-back Van Dijk [/caption]

Pickford was not penalised for the problem as Van Dijk was caught offside by VAR – escaping a sending off and three-match ban.

Van Dijk was pressured off the pitch injured following the collision however referee Michael Oliver and VAR official David Coote determined towards trying into the incident as a harmful deal with.

In line with The Mirror, the FA may nonetheless award Pickford a three-match ban in the event that they return and have a look at the choice.

Present FA rules state bans for selections missed by the match ref throughout the sport may be given and that rule extends to the VAR official.

The FA will wait to listen to from ref Oliver’s match report from the derby earlier than deciding whether or not the official had missed the incident.

After being taken to hospital on Saturday, Liverpool confirmed Van Dijk broken knee ligaments within the collision and would require surgical procedure.

An announcement from the Premier League champions stated: “No particular timescale is being positioned upon his return to motion at this stage.

“Following surgical procedure, Van Dijk will start a rehabilitation programme with the membership’s medical group to allow him to succeed in full health as quickly as doable.”

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Liverpool confirmed Van Dijk broken knee ligaments within the collision and would require surgical procedure[/caption]


Some experiences have instructed Van Dijk, 29, faces seven to eight months on the sidelines.

Within the aftermath of Saturday’s sport, Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp admitted he was fearful for his star centre-back.

Klopp stated: “Virgil performed I don’t know what number of video games in a row, he performs with ache, however he couldn’t play on and that’s not good.”

The Reds boss additionally expressed his disapproval of Pickford’s problem, which might have led to a penalty however for VAR ruling the incident offside.

Klopp added: “It was a transparent penalty I noticed after which we noticed the flag went up.

“I believed they might nonetheless have a look at the foul however that didn’t occur.

“I don’t need to say Jordan Pickford needed to do it however it isn’t a problem how a goalie can do within the field.”