Van Dijk injured as Everton holds Liverpool to a draw

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson had a stoppage-time goal controversially which was ruled out for offside as Everton twice came from behind to continue their unbeaten in the Premier League this season.

In a pulsating Merseyside derby on Saturday, the match ended 2-2 as Everton who have not won a derby for 10 years manage to hold the defending champion to draw.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk had to be substituted after suffering an injury in the first half of the match at Goodison Park.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford raced out of his goal and clattered the Netherlands centre-back knee-high in the eighth minute with Liverpool leading at the time through Sadio Mane’s third-minute strike.

However, Pickford was saved from conceding a penalty and possibly being shown a red card by a marginal VAR decision which ruled Van Dijk’s shoulder was offside.

Rules state only violent conduct can warrant a red card with the ball essentially dead due to the offside and the incident, classed as serious foul play, therefore cancelled out by the offside.

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