Van Dijk set for scan on Knee injury

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2020

"We competed with them", he said.

Bukayo Saka was the visitors' biggest threat and the 19-year-old was denied by a brilliant Ederson save after a neat one-two with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. "We have come up to the speed of the game and that showed today".

Virgil van Dijk suffered a scary injury during Liverpool's 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Everton on Saturday afternoon and reports emerging on Saturday evening suggest he could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Losing either player for a substantial period of time would be a big blow for Liverpool, who have a busy period of games on the horizon.

Bruno Fernandes atoned for a missed penalty as Manchester United blitzed Newcastle with late goals on Saturday while VAR denied Liverpool a cathartic victory against Everton on another day of breathless drama in the Premier League. "We were 1-0 down and equalised, 2-1 down and equalised".

"To know we can compete with the champions of the last season it gives us more confidence for the future". It was a good test and I have a good feeling.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling condemned Arsenal to its second defeat of the season as he fired his side to a 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

Sadio Mane missed the Villa Park mauling after testing positive for coronavirus and the Senegalese showed he was badly missed, with a smart finish from Andy Robertson's cut-back to open the scoring in the third minute.

But the pivotal moment in the match came when Van Dijk was on the receiving end of a unsafe late lunge from Pickford early in the game, which forced the Dutchman off.

While the challenge could quite easily have been worthy of a red card, the fact that Dutch defender Van Dijk was penalised for offside by his arm in the initial phase of play meant Pickford didn't even receive a caution.

Everton showed their new-found mettle by twice coming from behind, with Michael Keane and the prolific Dominic Calvert-Lewin cancelling out goals from Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Thiago, meanwhile, was on the receiving end of a heavy lunge by Richarlison, which resulted in a red card for the Everton forward in the final moment of normal time.

Chelsea were in control courtesy of two superb Timo Werner goals - the first courtesy of a sublime dummy which bamboozled Jan Bednarek before drilling in, and the second as he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and nodded home.

Frank Lampard's side rallied immediately to regain the lead, Werner teeing up Kai Havertz, only for Jannik Vestergaard to power home an added-time equaliser.

"I am extremely happy about the performance, the attitude, the courage to play they way we did today".

"I don't know why it is. But we have to get better at it". We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.

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