Klopp question Pickford's motivation on Van Dijk challenge

Van Dijk needs surgery. EFE

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who took over at the London club after working under Pep Guardiola at City, had clearly prepared his side well tactically and they looked solid, despite losing defender Rob Holding to injury during the warm-up.

In another thriller, Everton came from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League in a Merseyside derby as they held Liverpool to a 2-all draw.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men went into their match at St James's Park desperate to restore pride after a 6-1 hammering by Spurs before the global break but were immediately in trouble when Luke Shaw turned the ball into his own net.

"They were a hard team to break down, really well drilled and made it hard for us".

Jurgen Klopp's champions were desperate to re-establish their authority after their 7-2 mauling against Aston Villa but were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw after Jordan Henderson's late strike was chalked off for offside.

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It was Mane's elbow that was said to have been just offside, despite looking like he had timed his run well on first viewing.

Liverpool were left frustrated after a 2-2 draw at Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday with VAR ruling out a potential victor from Jordan Henderson in stoppage time and key defender Virgil van Dijk suffering a knee injury.

Klopp said: "We lost one player in a situation where VAR was not involved with Virgil and maybe another one (Thiago Alcantara) in the red card situation and scored a legitimate goal which didn't count - so obviously not our day but the performance was the performance I wanted to see".

Mohamed Salah restored Liverpool's lead in the 72nd but early season pacesetters Everton drew level nine minutes later with a header by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the England striker's 10th goal in seven games in all competitions this season.

The centre-back was injured in a collision with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and had to be substituted off.

The challenge appeared a certain penalty and sending off, but a VAR review showed Van Dijk was just offside before Pickford's wild tackle.

Thiago, meanwhile, was on the receiving end of a heavy lunge by Richarlison, which resulted in a red card for the Everton forward in the final moment of normal time.

Van Dijk and Thiago both went to hospital for scans on their knee injuries after the game.

Chelsea were in control courtesy of two superb Timo Werner goals - the first courtesy of a sublime dummy which bamboozled Jan Bednarek before drilling in, and the second as he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and nodded home.

But the Saints struck again in added time to leave Frank Lampard concerned about the errors his Chelsea team made.



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