Jordan Pickford has come under a lot of heat since the Merseyside Derby, clattering Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk at Goodison Park and getting away with it.
The Dutchman was taken off with less than ten minutes on the clock, with Joe Gomez coming on to replace his seemingly injured team-mate.
The true extent of Virgil’s fitness is yet to be realised, but it’s expected there will be an update at some point over the weekend on the defender.
Just prior to the horror challenge from Pickford, the match officials called for offside – with VAR reaffirming the decision, but the goalkeeper went unpunished.
Speaking to the BT Sport commentary team, the in-house referee said that Everton’s No.1 should have been shown a red card and the offside call is irrelevant.
Take a look at Jim Boardman’s tweet below:
BT’s in-house ref says that the fact Van Dijk was fouled in what turned out to be an offside position has no relevance on whether or not it should be a red. In his opinion it should have been a red.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) October 17, 2020
You can watch a video of the incident here, and come to your own conclusions – but we think it’s a disgrace and can’t believe Pickford was somehow allowed to stay on the pitch.