Jordan Pickford Hires bodyguards after receiving death threats
Jordan Pickford has reportedly hired bodyguards after receiving death threats for his tackle on Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
The Everton goalkeeper injured Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk with a horrific challenge during
October’s derby game.
Given the abuse he’s received since, Pickford has felt it necessary to hire bodyguards to protect his family
at their Merseyside home, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old received no punishment for his challenge, which has left Van Dijk requiring knee surgery and facing a lengthy lay-off.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher publicly defended Pickford, explaining: ”
There will be a lot of frustration in the Liverpool camp, Liverpool supporters, maybe from neutrals wanting
Jordan Pickford banned. I am going to defend Jordan Pickford on that.
“Yeah, it was a terrible tackle. I’ve had my leg broken, I nearly broke Nani’s leg. These things happen,
unfortunately in football, I don’t think anyone goes out deliberately to hurt someone.”
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti said: “To be clear, we are really sorry for the injury of Virgil van Dijk,” “Every one
of us hopes he can recover soon and well