‘That Wasn’t A Tackle’ – Souness Blames Pickford For Van Dijk Injury

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Liverpool legend Souness has come out to air his opinion about Virgil van Dijk injury which he faults Everton goalkeeper Pickford, MySportDab reports.

The former player accused the England Number of assaulting the big Reds defender.

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According to Souness “That wasn’t a tackle, It’s an assault” and he feels sad to see Van Dijk sidelined.

It is still unknown when Liverpool defender will be back playing but he could be forced to miss the rest of the season.

He is set to undergo surgery which will confirm the amount of time he will be out off the pitch of play.

Report broke out before that he will miss 7-8 months recovering from the ACL injury which happen against Everton.

Souness Told Sky Sports:

“It amazes me” he said: “I guarantee you, every single professional who has ever played the game.

Semi-professional, maybe the guys on Hackney Marshes, when you look at that, the focus is not on the offside, their focus is on one thing: the assault on the player.

“It’s outrageous. For me, as an ex-player, it’s ‘wow!’.

These people who make these decisions, who sit in Stockley Park, can look at that and think, ‘that’s offside’, I just don’t get it. They just don’t know what they’re talking about.

“I’ve been to Stockley Park, it’s nigh-on impossible to make a mistake with the technology they have, the time they give themselves, and they can still get it wrong.

That wasn’t a tackle, that was an assault!”

He also sound warning to the team as they will miss the services of the defender who will be out for a long time.

“If you were to ask me at the start of the season, who’s the one player you don’t want to miss a large chunk of the season.

People might say Sadio Mane, people might say Mohamed Salah, for me it’s Van Dijk.

“Liverpool still have enough goals in the team to do it without one of those two, but at the back he’s the catalyst for everything they do.

From getting up the field to holding the line when it’s the correct time to hold it, dropping off when it’s the right time to drop off.

It’s a major blow. It’s the last thing Liverpool needed.”

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