Liverpool news Every word said as Carragher defends Pickford over Van Dijk incident MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher offers different perspective on Jordan Pickford and Virgil van Dijk in Everton vs Liverpool
Breaking News ! Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has defended Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford following his rash challenge on Virgil van Dijk on Saturday afternoon. Following the tackle from Pickford, Van Dijk was forced off the pitch at Goodison Park - and the news that he has suffered ACL ligament damage means he could potentially miss the majority of the season. The Dutchman will now undergo surgery and the Reds will assess his situation. Pickford has come in for heavy criticism for his actions - but Carragher has reflected on his own experiences as a player and offered a rounded perspective on what happened. Read More Related Articles Yannick Bolasie sends classy message to Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk after injury Read More Related Articles Thiago Alcantara injury update as Liverpool star set to miss Ajax clash in Champions League Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said: “For me, when we go into big games, we always demand the best referees and Michael Oliver is the best referee . "I’m actually wondering if you’d rather have the best referee at Stockley Park than on the pitch. These are decisions that are deciding games. "Of course, it should’ve been a red card for Jordan Pickford - it was a terrible tackle. " He added: "There will be a lot of frustration now in the Liverpool camp, from the Liverpool supporters, maybe other people - neutrals - wanting Jordan Pickford to be banned. 'This is a terrible tackle, this is this, this is that'. "Be very careful with that. And I am going to defend Jordan Pickford. "Yeah, it was a terrible tackle. But I’ve had my leg broken, I nearly broke Nani’s leg. Jordan Pickford takes out Virgil van Dijk (Image: (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)) "These things happen unfortunately in football. I don’t think anyone goes out of the way to deliberately hurt someone. "I don’t believe that maybe 99% of these really awful injuries or tackles on players...
. "Jordan Pickford is all over the place with his game at the moment, he comes out and makes a crazy decision as he has been doing over the last 12 months. "Very unfortunately, for one of the top players in the Premier League, he's obviously in a bad way. *Sign up for our FREE Everton or Liverpool newsletter here. "I really believe this will be the case: Jordan Pickford will not be in a good place himself tonight, and I hope he isn’t in some ways. "I always remember when I made that poor challenge on Nani, fortunately nothing happened to him. "We beat Manchester United that day; I went home that night and [the challenge] is all I could think about. "I didn’t want to be associated with being someone who brought another professional’s football career...maybe took it to an end, if you like.
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"It is a really serious one. We all feel for Van Dijk. "Pickford has made a really poor decision, a really poor challenge. But that should be the end of it. "People are talking about a retrospective look back at it...these things unfortunately happen in football."
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