Virgil van Dijk could face longer suspension following Newcastle red card

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk might be struck with an additional suspension due to remarks he made to referee John Brooks throughout their 2-1 win at Newcastle United.

The Reds withstood a torrid start at St James’ Park on August 27, falling back to an early objective from previous Everton winger Anthony Gordon.

Van Dijk was then providing his marching orders after clipping Alexander Isak when the striker was preparing to go through on objective.

The occurrence was evaluated by VAR authorities, however they eventually chose to stick to Brooks’ choice and the red card stood.

In the very first episode of ‘Match Officials Mic’d Up’ – a brand-new program established by the Premier League and PGMOL to assist discuss controversial refereeing choices – Van Dijk’s red card was amongst the very first events evaluated.

While there was no concern with the choice to send out the protector off, one significant point of contention was Van Dijk’s behaviour towards Brooks.


The referee informed Van Dijk to ‘wait’ for a decision by the VAR, however firmly insisted, “You will need to go immediately if I tell you you’ve got to go.”

However, Van Dijk at first declined to leave the pitch, and was heard declaring that the choice was a “f***ing joke”.

This has actually currently landed the Liverpool skipper with an incorrect conduct charge from the FA, and it is now being commonly reported that he might now be handed an additional one-match restriction.

Van Dijk missed out on Liverpool’s 3-0 win in your home to Aston Villa on Sunday due to the preliminary suspension however he might likewise remain their journey to Wolves after the worldwide break if additional penalized.


On this edition of Talking Transfers, part of the 90min podcast network, Scott Saunders is signed up with by Graeme Bailey to talk about Al Ittihad’s tries to sign Mohamed Salah, Jadon Sancho’s Man Utd future, the gamers that might still leave the Premier League and more!

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