Frank Lampard says the referees received it incorrect through the draw with Liverpool (Picture: BT Sport)
Though the sport ended goalless, it was an enthralling encounter with each side having loads of possibilities, with Everton denied a late winner after Conor Coady’s tap-in was overturned by VAR for the narrowest of offsides.
Nonetheless, in the direction of the top of the match there was controversy as Van Dijk dedicated a late, studs up problem on Amadou Onana which Anthony Taylor deemed was solely worthy of a yellow card.
That wasn’t the view of Lampard although, who believes the referee made a mistake and expressed his shock that the foul wasn’t reviewed by VAR for a sending off.
‘I really like Virgil van Dijk, I feel he’s incredible. Generally as a participant, you mistime tackles, they give the impression of being unhealthy or they’re unhealthy,’ the supervisor stated in his post-match interview.
‘If you happen to look in the mean time he connects with Amadou up on his shin and Amadou’s foot is on the bottom, I’m shocked it hasn’t gone to VAR and the referee has gone to take a look at it and make what I feel was the right resolution.
‘It doesn’t matter now however, for me, it was a crimson card and naturally that adjustments the face of the final 20 minutes.
Virgil van Dijk commits a late foul on Amadou Onana (Picture: Premier League)
‘There’s been discuss earlier than this derby and different derbies just lately about unhealthy tackles. The ref has a job to do and I simply suppose they received that one incorrect, for my part.
‘I’ve heard quite a bit this week of insinuating time-wasting about my gamers within the recreation at Leeds, which I spoke about yesterday and a few issues that have been detrimental final yr which have been detrimental and possibly selections we have been on the incorrect finish of.’
The Merseyside derby is a match of excessive passions and excessive tensions and Saturday’s encounter at Goodison Park was no exception.
A sensational efficiency from Jordan Pickford helped Everton choose up a degree (Picture: Getty)
A draw is a outcome that doesn’t do both facet a lot good, with Liverpool six factors of league leaders Arsenal having performed a recreation extra on the time of writing.
Everton in the meantime are the one facet, aside from Leicester, nonetheless winless this season, although they will take coronary heart from a heroic efficiency.
‘I assumed we have been sensible. It’s among the finest 0-0s you’re prone to see,’ Lampard added.
‘Pickford made some nice saves, you want your keeper to be on it in video games like this. It was an actual recreation of two groups going for it.
‘I can’t fault the gamers and the spirit. We performed effectively, we’re getting higher.’
It looks like these wins will come. The followers can see a group that fights for the badge and provides every little thing. That makes me proud.’
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