Netease Sports reported on October 21:
In the Premier League last weekend,
Wijnaldum said: "We are still shocked by Van Dijk’s injury. The way the injury happened is really hard for us to accept. I think everyone in the locker room feels bad about it. After the derby game last Saturday, no Liverpool player could sleep. It was really difficult and of course we were disappointed."
Then Wijnaldum attacked Pickford: "In my opinion, Pickford's way of scrambling at the time was completely stupid. I believe he didn't want to intentionally hurt Van Dyke, but he didn't care about his shovel. What happens after the ball. I think we have encountered similar situations in many games with Everton. In the derby between us, they did too much. We know this is a derby. Everyone wants to win this derby. Sometimes you go too far, but it’s too much."
Another Liverpool player, Thiago, was also injured in the derby and missed the Champions League group stage in midweek. Wijnaldum pointed out: "It's not just Pickford's mistakes. We can also talk about Richard Leeson's tackles against Thiago, which is also disgusting. You may unfortunately be injured by the tackles. , But what they did was completely unacceptable. And they were not punished for it, which is even more unacceptable. People watched such a video playback, and Pickford was not punished."
利物浦的另一名球员Thiago也因德比受伤而在周三缺席了冠军联赛小组赛。 Wijnaldum指出：“不仅是皮克福德（Pickford）的失误，我们还可以谈论理查德·李森（Richard Leeson）对蒂亚戈（Thiago）的铲球，这也令人作呕。您可能会因铲球而受伤。，但是他们所做的一切是完全不可接受的。他们没有受到惩罚。为此，这甚至更令人无法接受。人们观看了这样的视频播放，而皮克福德并没有受到惩罚。”
Liverpool will challenge away in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday