In Liverpool and Everton's Merseyside derby, Van Dijk was kicked off the field by Pickford's scissor kick. But Pickford was not punished for this action. (Related Reading:
In this regard, the former Premier League referee Keith Hackett made a comment: "This is a foul that obviously deserves a red card. Pickford should be sent off."
"It doesn't matter whether Van Dyke is offside or not. Some people say, ‘because the offside flag has been raised, we should ignore this action’, but it shouldn’t be the case."
"If Pickford broke Van Dyke's leg or punched him, can we say that this action is acceptable? Absolutely not!"