Watch: Jordan Pickford injures Virgil van Dijk with shocking tackle
The Merseyside derby is one of the most anticipated events on a sporting calendar and there was plenty of early drama between the two sides on Saturday.
The Reds then thought they had a penalty when Everton‘s Jordan Pickford came surging out of his goal and clattered into Virgil van Dijk, leaving the defender in a heap on the floor.
"He could have easily been sent off."
"I'm very surprised it's just been forgotten about?"
Jordan Pickford's challenge on Virgil van Dijk did not look good 😬
Should VAR have stepped in after this? pic.twitter.com/wTcW6CHcIf
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2020
However, the goalkeeper was saved by a marginal VAR decision which ruled that Van Dijk was offside when he was put through on goal.
Joe Gomez replaced the Holland international and Everton drew level through a Michael Keane header in the 19th minute.