Date published: Sunday 18th October 2020 10: 10
Everton striker Richarlison has apologised for his rash care for on Thiago which left the Liverpool midfielder with a nasty-taking a glance hurt.
Liverpool sent Spaniard Thiago for a scan on his knee after the discipline, which earned Richarlison a crimson card.
Writing after the game, although, Richarlison has defined how he by no means intended to defend out Thiago hurt. On the opposite hand he did uncover how the contact he made used to be “inevitable”.
“Each person that is aware of my background is aware of that I was by no means a violent participant,” the 23-twelve months-old wrote (by strategy of the Each day Think).
“What occurred this day used to be a fatality from sheer over-dedication. I did no longer enter that dispute with the plot of hurting Thiago.
“When I saw that the atomize used to be going to happen, I picked up my foot and hit him with my knee within the pass, which used to be inevitable on account of the tempo of the play.”
Richarlison added: “I already sent a message to him apologizing and I also carry out it here publicly. I’m hoping he hasn’t been pain and that all the pieces is okay.
“I also apologize to my teammates, my club and my fans for leaving them with one much less at the cease of the game.
“Sadly, there’s nothing I’m in a position to carry out to alternate what occurred, as an alternative of to replicate, work and circulation on.”
Van Dijk one other mountainous Liverpool discipline
On the opposite hand Thiago’s hurt used to be no longer the most productive touching on moment for Liverpool in Saturday’s design.
Virgil van Dijk used to be also sent for a scan after a harmful care for from Jordan Pickford. The England stopper lunged in on the centre-abet but shunned any inquest from the referee.
Certainly early experiences recommend that Van Dijk will also receive injured his anterior cruciate ligament. That would also query him pass over the relaxation of the season.