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Piers Morgan wants Jordan Pickford behind bars for Merseyside Derby ‘assault’

Piers Morgan is never one to shy away from sharing his opinions – and he’s taken to Twitter to give his take on Jordan Pickford’s horror challenge on Virgil Van Dijk during the Merseyside Derby.

In case you didn’t see the incident, Pickford jumped into the knee of Van Dijk inside his penalty area, a challenge that would have warranted a penalty and a red card if the Dutchman wasn’t narrowly in an offside position.

Regardless of whether Van Dijk was offside or not, you could argue that Pickford should have seen red anyway. It was a dangerous challenge which resulted in Liverpool’s centre-back having to leave the field injured.

MORE: (Video) Horrendous Jordan Pickford challenge on Virgil Van Djik goes unpunished due to marginal offside

Piers Morgan, who’s taken a break from tweeting about the government’s coronavirus strategy to watch the Merseyside Derby, posted the below on Twitter.

He doesn’t just think Pickford should have been sent off – he wants him in handcuffs!

He’s got a point, although, the vast majority of street assaults are not two-footed challenges – unless you fancy yourself as a bit of a Ron Harris – then it’d be a pretty good strategy.

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  1. Pamela Stafford says:

    He should be banned for as long as vvd is out and Everton FC should have to pay his wages I think Thiago mugged the midfield and homes broke him up in the last minute unintended of course.shame var has ruined footy 4 me I’m getting my sky and BT out because of var and the obvious anti LFC sentiment .cost 100 Euro a month to watch EPL no more back to match of the day 4 me I’ll get the movies or box sets in.

  2. Afrim says:

    I think the referee should never judge in the premier league. Complet the refers of the match out from premier league.

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