The 26-year-old went over the top of the ball and went straight through the Reds’ talismanic defender Virgil van Dijk, who left the field injured shortly after the visitors took the lead at Goodison Park.
The officials ruled that the Dutchman was offside before the ball was played to him just before Pickford’s wretched tackle, which one supporter slammed as a “cowardly act”.
Van Dijk was down for some time as he was given treatment by the medical staff, but was unable to continue as Joe Gomez replaced him early in the game.
Should Jordan Pickford have been sent off?
Predictably, many Reds supporters were livid with the England shot-stopper, who got away with the challenge as Everton went on to score from a corner thanks to Michael Keane’s header – indeed, one Kopite dubbed the much-maligned 26-year-old a “clown”.
Liverpool fans choose Pickford as enemy number one
Please Pickford drop the clanger(s) of a lifetime today. Serves him right after that cowardly act
— Liam T 🔴 🏆x19 (@LiamT_LFC) October 17, 2020
— Ste M ⚽️ (@SteLFC9) October 17, 2020
— Brett (@Hatrikhwk) October 17, 2020
Offside or not, how is Pickford not being sent off there. Absolutely horrendous challenge. 🤬 #LFC
— Brian Graydon (@TheOnlyBrianG) October 17, 2020
Pickford the clown #LFC
— Hanish (@hanishp02) October 17, 2020
How does Pickford not get a red there? Because it’s offside? What rubbish. Football has alot to sort out. #LFC
— Rahul Puri (@rahulpuri) October 17, 2020
— Tom Hind (@Tom_Hind) October 17, 2020
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