VAR drama and horror tackle in the Merseyside derby – VG


(Everton-Liverpool 2-2) The Merseyside derby ended in a draw after a great drama with four goals and a red card. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford escaped expulsion after a terrifying tackle on Virgil van Dijk.

In overtime, Liverpool had a goal canceled by Jordan Henderson. Passing player Sadio Mané was a few centimeters or millimeters offside on the play from Thiago – the specific video judging system VAR.

– I just do not understand how it was offside, says Jürgen Klopp after seeing the situation again after the match.

– It is sad that it has become like that, says TV 2’s Brede Hangeland after the very marginal decision.

Liverpool came from the shock loss 2-7 for Aston Villa. Everton’s new team from four victories under Carlo Ancelotti. But against the neighbor there was only one point. Everton have not beaten Liverpool in exactly 10 years.

But Liverpool spend just three minutes taking the lead with a classic Liverpool attack. The ball is twisted from Salahs right over to Andrew Robertson on the left. The back rounds Everton’s Coleman and recorded for Sadio Mané.

The Senegalese knocked the ball into the net with his right foot

But Virgil van Dijk disappeared after just seven minutes after a tough duel with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Surely the stopper would have received a penalty kick if he was not offside in the situation.

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A furious Jürgen Klopp on the sidelines understood little of the English national team goalkeeper did not get a red card after it looked like an attack.

– The ugliest tackle I have seen on a football field, says Hangeland with 238 games in the Premier League. Klopp does not understand anything about the expulsion not coming.

Hangeland also believes that the situation “clearly” qualified for a red card. The TV 2 expert states that he has received confirmation from the Premier League that such situations should be assessed even though VAR decided to determine that Van Dijk was offside.

HUGE MEETING: Mohamed Salah with a new goal in the Merseyside derby. Foto: Cath Ivill / POOL / GETTY POOL

Everton’s Richarlison on the other hand, had a terrible day. There was no prayer from referee Michael Oliver towards the end of the match. The Brazilian swept Thiago over.

For the first time since September 2018, Liverpool were without the Dutchman on the pitch in the Premier League.

Without Van Dijk on the pitch, Everton equalized on a corner. The home team’s first goal against Liverpool at Goodison Park since 2015.

James Rodríguez again delivered a goal-scorer on his new home court. Michael Keane won the duel in the field and headed the ball into goal via Adrian. The Liverpool goalkeeper did not impress at the setback.

But after the break, Adrian made a good save when fiery Dominic Calvert-Lewin got his big chance after brilliant play at the start of the second half.

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Even closer was Richarlison when the brass plunged into the back post and put a heading in the post. Everton’s winger thought he was kept in the jersey.

Mohamed Salah sent Liverpool into a new lead at Goodison Park. Thus, Liverpool hit back hard against the undefeated neighbor.

– World class, says TV 2 expert Nils Johan Semb.

Salah’s left foot got the chance after a poor clearance in the Everton defense. Thus, it just said bang in the net behind Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The Egyptian has spent 159 games reaching 100 goals.

RAGET HIGH: Dominic Calvert-Lewin went high over the Liverpool defense when he equalized to 2-2. Foto: Peter Byrne/ POOL / PA POOL

But it is no coincidence that Calvert-Lewin is the top scorer in the Premier League. On a post from Dinge, striker Andrew Robertson smashed in the air and knocked in 2-2.

Then came the expulsion and cancellation of overtime. The Merseyside derby has not been as dramatic since the 3-3 match in 2013.

– The best match we have done at Goodison as long as I have been in Liverpool, Klopp says on the day five years after he led Liverpool for the first time.

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