Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has weighed in on Jordan Pickford’s challenge on Virgil van Dijk and criticised the Everton No 1’s style of goalkeeping. The Brazilian was sidelined for the fiery Merseyside derby that finished 2-2 at Goodison Park on October 17 and has since made his return to action for the Reds after picking up an injury following a collision in training.
Much has been made of Pickford’s full-blooded tackle, which potentially brought Van Dijk’s season to an end and it remains a talking point that won’t go away.
After the game, Andy Robertson had revealed the Liverpool players gathered round a laptop at half-time to look back at the incident.
They were left angered that the challenge went unpunished before it escaped further action with the Football Association.
Now Alisson has claimed Pickford was out of control when closing down the ball and clattering into the Dutchman.
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Liverpool are now down to just one fit senior centre-back in the form of Joe Gomez.
The England international will have to step up in the absence of Van Dijk to marshal the Liverpool defence.
The Reds have won all three of their matches against Ajax, Sheffield United and FC Midtjylland in the absence of Van Dijk.
But things are about to get a whole lot tougher without makeshift centre-back Fabinho, who has picked up a hamstring injury.
Yet despite that, Alisson thinks its the perfect time for Liverpool to prove why they’re world champions.