Liverpool Held To 2-2 Draw Against Everton After Late VAR Drama

[Video & Photos] Liverpool's van Dijk forced off after Pickford horror tackle

Van Dijk was clattered knee-high by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Everton have still not won a derby for 10 years, but manager Carlo Ancelotti will be the happier of the two managers to escape with a point after Henderson's strike did not stand for the most marginal of offside calls against Sadio Mane in the build-up following a VAR review.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin subsequently levelled for the Toffees once more on a Goodison Park afternoon that saw the sides share the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Liverpool's brilliant start was exactly what they would have wanted on such a big occasion - especially after the 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa before the global break.

"It's not only a red card for Richarlison but a massive foul on Thiago", he explained.

Everton did finish the game down to 10 men as Richarlison was shown a straight red card for another unsafe lunge, this time on Thiago Alcantara.

Virgil Van Dijk could miss the rest of the season after he has reportedly suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the Merseyside derby.

The frustration of that was added to when Michael Keane got an equaliser for Everton when the England defender's header was too powerful for Adrian in the Liverpool goal.

The incident was replayed and McManaman, who was on commentary for the game, told viewers: "I have to turn away".

It was Salah's 100th goal in just 138 appearances for the club, in which he has helped them to a Champions League crown and a Premier League title - as well as runners-up positions in both of those illustrious competitions.

Colombian playmaker Rodriguez had been by a considerable distance the best player on the pitch and his vision and passing were causing Liverpool all sorts of problems.

Everton's Brazilian forward Richarlison was sent off in the 90th minute after a wild challenge on Thiago Alcantara.

Liverpool looked to be heading for all three points, before Calvert-Lewin towered in the box to head Lucas Digne's cross past the outstretched arm of Adrian to earn Everton a point and retain its place at the top of the Premier League. From a corner the ball found Virgil van Dijk at the back post as Jordan Pickford lunged towards him and caught him around his knee.



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