The Merseyside Derby is always a feisty affair and this weekend’s iteration of the historic rivalry was no different.
Less than ten minutes into the game, Virgil van Dijk was forced off through a supposed injury after Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford went straight through him.
It was honestly a disgraceful challenge from England’s No.1, but it wasn’t the only one to speak of.
As the game began to wind down, Richarlison went in stoods-up on Thiago, nearly breaking the Spaniard’s leg, and the reaction of Joe Gomez perhaps says it better than any words could.
Take a look at the video below (via BT Sport):
Joe Gomez’s first reaction to the Richarlison foul is to drop to his knees. Was a shocker. pic.twitter.com/9jiOOSQbOj
— Paul 🏆🔴 (@PauI16_) October 17, 2020
Alternative (and full) clip here.