- Jordan Pickford has hired security men to protect his family from being attacked
- This was after the Everton goalie got death threats for his tackle against Dijk
- Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk may be out for the rest of the season
Jordan Pickford who is the number one goalkeeper for Everton and England national team has been forced to hire private bodyguards to protect his family after getting death threats.
This is because of his horror tackle against Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk which is likely to rule the Holland international out of the rest of the season.
However, the 26-year-old was not punished for his tackle against the Liverpool star who was taken to the hospital before the end of the Premier League match.
According to the latest report on Givemesport, Jordan Pickford has received death threats from angry fans who were livid with how he injured Virgil Van Dijk.
The attack on the England international is said to have been coming to him on social media in which the security group he contacted told him to stop using any social platform for now.
Pickford and his wife, together with their one-year-old child are all living in a mansion in Cheshire and they are now under protection.
The report added that a source explained that Pickford was shocked with the way he has been attacked by fans.
“Jordan has been shocked by the level of abuse he has received since the match. He is determined to do whatever it takes to make sure his family is kept safe.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Virgil van Dijk broke his silence after he suffered a potentially season-ending injury during Liverpool's derby clash against Everton on Saturday, October 17.
The towering defender had to be withdrawn after just 10 minutes of action following a reckless challenge from Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.
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He was later rushed to the hospital, with the club later confirming the Dutchman suffered damaged knee ligaments and will require surgery.
However, the Anfield outfit did not provide the centre-back's potential return date, but it is expected he will miss the better part of the new season.
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